Export Emails From Windows Live Mail To Microsoft Outlook

Neil Postman
Neil Postman Last Updated: May 19, 2022


Software: Office 2010, 2013 & 2016 | Last modified on 2018-06-18


How to export emails from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook via the third party program called MailStore.

[Solution 1] Export emails with the use of MailStore


  1. Download and install the program: https://my.mailstore.com/Downloads/Home.
  2. Open the program.
  3. In the left sidebar, click archive e-mails.
  4. In the Archive emails menu, under 'E-mailclients', click 'Windows Live Mail'.
  5. Choose the folders you would like to keep by pressing the '...' button. All e-mail folders are selected by default.
  6. Click 'Finish' and 'OK'. Mailstore has now made a new profile.
  7. Under profiles, double-click Windows Live Mail. The emails from the selected folders will now be archived. This can take a while depending on the amount of emails.
  8. In the left sidebar a new folder has appeared called 'Personal archive', right click this and choose 'Export to -> Microsoft Outlook'.
  9. Under 'Export e-mails to your local Outlook' choose the correct outlook profile and click 'Next'.
  10. After the exportation has finished, Open Microsoft Outlook and test if the mails/folders are recovered.

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Neil Postman, an important American educator, media theorist and cultural critic was probably best known for his popular 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death. For more than four decades he was associated with New York University, where he created and led the Media Ecology program.


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