Outlook Express is the most popular email client there is. All of internet history stands proof to its large scale usage. Delivered as a part of the bundle package, that comes with all Microsoft operating systems. But the domination was short lived since the release of the relatively new Windows Vista operating system saw the Outlook Express dream reaching a dead end. The discontinuing of Outlook Express coincided with the subsequent release of a new Microsoft email client called Windows Mail. So if you’ve been using Outlook Express for quite some time now and you really want to retain those emails, it’s highly probable that you feel stranded with this new unforeseen change in clients. The only way to do this is to import all those emails from Microsoft Outlook to your current Windows Vista. Once imported, all the emails will soon be accessible via Windows Mail. The only thing then left to do is for you to get used to Windows Mail which isn’t that hard after all. Now the Outlook Express help team has come up with a set of instructions that will help in the process of doing so.
Instructions from Outlook Express Help and support team
1. Launch the Outlook Express application by finding and clicking the “Outlook Express” icon from the start menu or from the desktop respectively.
2. Once the Outlook Express application loads up and the window comes up, move your cursor to the top left portion of the window. Now click on the “Tools” button and then from the drop down menu select the button titled “Options”.
3. Go to the top of the options window and then click on the “Maintenance” tab.
4. Now from the maintenance window that opens up click on the “Store Folder” button. A pop-up window will open and display the path to your Outlook Express messages.
5. After keeping in mind the path displayed, open the “Start” menu and click on the “My Computer” icon.
6. Go to the folder location displayed in instruction 4.
7. Copy the contents which include all emails and calendars to an external hard drive. This is easier to locate and at the same time serves as a good back up.
8. Now using Windows Vista Window Mail import the “Inbox.dbx” and “Folders.dbx” files in Windows Mail.
Thank you for taking your time for going through these instructions. Hope they rightly help you in successfully transferring your emails.