View Full Version : Import Old Mail to Windows Live in Vista.

03-01-2008, 10:51 AM
I used Vista with a dial-up with no problems. When you use dialup you have to use Windows mail 6.0 to access the POP-3 that dialup requires.
I converted to DSL (after a major virus induced crash, see earlier post, Lenovo) and that was when my problems began. I had backed up my e-mail’s .DBX files before the crash. After I reloaded Vista I imported my .DBX files to Windows mail 6.0. In Windows mail the e-mail messes get changed to .EML. My new ISP requires that I use Windows live. Windows live cannot read .EML files or the old Windows Mail.. Of course I do a copy/paste on the text. There are funny files that I can’t copy/paste. Again, if they are .JPEG, I can send them with Windows Live as an attachment… but there are other formats.
I was told to change the .EML extension to .MHT. Live still will not read them. My question is: How the heck do I import my .DBX files directly into Windows Live IE-7?.
Vista has a great search engine and I can search my old e-mail, I just can’t forward it as a E-Mail. If I try it makes me assign a POP-3 server which is unknown to me and not used for DSL anyway..
I can see why people lose their cool running Vista and dig in the “bone yard” for XP. Is this one of those “sell it and let the customers test it”, or what?… Darroll OH: I DO NOT work for MS but I like the Vista OS.

05-01-2008, 10:28 AM
I finally figured out how to run old e-mail files in Vista Live.
Copy the .eml e-mail to documents. Open with Word 2007. Then save it as a
Word.doc. (Use Old Word 97 and 2003 option, so others can open the file without Word 2007.) Then send it as an attachment. Bingo..

05-01-2008, 10:43 AM
I dont getcha I've imported HEAPS of mail from older systems into vistas inbuilt mail system (the new updated verison of outlook express) and without any probs at all.......cant quite comprehend why you had to do any settings changes at all for dialup to dsl except for the 'connection' properties......

05-01-2008, 07:47 PM
This is one of the .eml's that windows live cannot read.

1. It's always darkest before dawn. So, if you're
going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the
time to do it.

2. Always remember that you are unique. Just like
everyone else.

3. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

4. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a

mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize
them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

5. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for
----- Original Message -----


6. Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach
him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink
beer all day.

7. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person
aga in, it was probably worth it.

8. Some days you are the bug; some days you are the

9. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

10. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

11. There are two theories to arguing with women.
Neither one works.

12. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when
your lips are moving.

13. Experience is something you don't get until just
after you need it.

14. Never, ever, under any circumstances, take a
sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

15. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.


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