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 file.

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.

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