OE6 versus Outlook

  daba 00:39 22 Mar 04

I currently use Outlook Express OE6, and it has served me well for the last 5+ years.

I'm considering moving to Outlook (proper) for a couple of reasons:- 1. i use it at work, 2. it must be "better" (??).

if i did go this way, (advise accordingly), how would i migrate all the mail and folders i have in OE6 to Outlook ?

I run 98SE, for now, soon to upgrade to W2K.


  GaT7 01:00 22 Mar 04

From OE: 1. File -> Export -> Address book . 2. File -> Export -> Messages. Follow onscreen intructions/options accordingly.

From Outlook: File -> Import and Export. Follow onscreen intructions/options accordingly.

If any problems please post back. Good luck, G

  GaT7 01:11 22 Mar 04

Though I use OE as my default client, I also use Outlook as a 'backup' by periodically (once a week or so) importing OE messages into Outlook. This way if OE stops working or messages get corrupted I can use Outlook while I try to repair OE. You could do this too, keeping OE as your 'backup'.

  Stuartli 08:57 22 Mar 04

Outlook is more business orientated, which will be why you use it at work.

For most home users, OE is perfectly adequate.

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