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Author Topic: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007  (Read 2609 times)

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How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« on: October 24, 2009, 12:29:40 PM »
Hi,

I recently moved to Windows 7. Before I did this I smartly (or so I thought) exported all my Windows Mail emails to eml files.  However when I installed Office 2007 including Outlook, I can't import the eml files as it doesn't seem to support them!

Has anybody found a free workaround to importing the eml files to Outlook?

Thanks

Damian

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Re: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 08:10:42 AM »
that's strange, can't you just drag the files and drop into your Outlook inbox pane? that's how i do it (with OE and Thunderbird).

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Re: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 10:07:22 AM »
It seems to just create a new email with the EML file as an attachment!

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Re: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 10:17:04 PM »

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Re: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 10:25:35 PM »
it seems like your problem is due to Windows 7 shipping without 'Windows Mail' and some other stuff that are normally bundled together. you can try the above hotfix, going the Vista route or just double-click an .eml file and associate it with MS Outlook.

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Re: How to open Windows Mail emails in Outlook 2007
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 07:22:16 AM »
Thanks for going into this in so much detail.  I'll try this out when I'm at home.