Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

  SURVEY 09 Dec 11
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Having tried for a few hours and failed, I need some help. Trying to transfer my Outlook Express .dbx emails and their folders to another computer on to Windows Live Mail. I exported and imported the address book straight away but the emails???

  SURVEY 09 Dec 11

OK, have managed to get my emails into WLM format. Each OE folder has been imported by the Import Wizard to separate 'Imported Folders'. In WLMail I can click on Imported Folder 1 or 2 or 3 etc and each of these leads to a sub-folder 'Local Service'. Opening these up gives the OE folder name and emails. I can move the messages to each 'Imported Folder' and then rename the Imported Folder by the original OE folder name. But this is all a bit of a fag. There must be a simper way to do this, surely??

  SURVEY 09 Dec 11
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Managed to sort it (almost), but what a real pain! MS could have made it simpler I'm sure.

  SURVEY 10 Dec 11

Just one more thing that is bugging me about Mailwasher/WLM. Mailwasher will not remove headers on its screen despite my having downloaded the emails in WLM. Under 'Accounts' in WLM for say a btinternet account I have the option of removing the email from the btinternet server; that option is not available on my gmail accounts. I am sure that with Outlook Express and Mailwasher this problem did not arise - I 'processed' the Mailwasher emails to OE and then when next clicking 'Check Emails' in Mailwasher, the downloaded ones were cleared from the screen. Help!

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