Import / Export Details

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Outlook Express 6

 

Export and Import of Mailbox and Account Details

 

When moving to a new PC, Outlook Express 6 has an Import and Export feature that allows you to smoothly move all your account details to the new PC. I have also included instruction on how to move your existing mailboxes should your wish to do so.

 

Open Outlook Express

 

Click on Tools and then Accounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Mail tab then click on your account. Once selected click Export

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose a place to save your account details. When chosen, select Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy the file to the new pc, you may need a USB flash drive or to burn the file to CD.

 

Once you have saved the file onto your new PC, open Outlook express.

 

Select Tools and then Accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Import in the new window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate to where you save the file, select it, and then click Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your exact account details will now be on the new PC. But, the e-mails you have already downloaded may not be.

 

If this is the case then follow the same instruction as in Outlook Express – Moving the Default Mailbox Location from where it shows you how to find the mailboxes. Instead of creating a folder on the same PC, copy them to your new PC and change the Store Location as documented.

 

 

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