When you are going to reinstall operating system or move to the new computer, you probably want to export
your existing Outlook Express
data there. You may also want to synchronize Outlook Express
between home and office PC or between PC and laptop. Anyway, exporting OE files is a common problem, so let us see how to solve it fast and clearly.
There are several ways to export Outlook Express
data. You can use inbound Outlook Express exporting
functions or some third-party software - this depends on what is need to be done.
Exporting using Outlook Express inbound tool is quite simple, but limited process. To export email messages
simply drug-and-drop them from Outlook Express
to some folder in Windows Explorer. Emails will be saved as *.eml
files. To import these messages drug-and-drop them back to Outlook Express message folder.
You can export messages and address book to Microsoft Outlook
or Microsoft Exchange. Go to File>Export
and select what and where you would like to export. Some options will appear while exporting address book. You can choose where to export it: in a text file or in Microsoft Exchange personal address book file.
You may also want to export your Outlook Express accounts
. Go to the Tools>Accounts
, choose an account to export and click Export button. Your account will be saved as *.iaf
But Outlook Express inbound export functions have some disadvantages. First, all exported data is stored in separate files, what is not quite convenient. Second, you are not able to export Outlook Express
message rules, settings, signatures and stationeries.
Therefore, the right way is to use some special Outlook Express exporting tool