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    Default Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    Hi, What are people using to open/view their old Outlook Express mail (.dbx) in Windows 7?
    I am using MS Office 2010 Outlook (.pst).
    I have used dbxtract in the past, but the site doesn't list W7 as a supported OS.
    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimy View Post
    I have used dbxtract in the past, but the site doesn't list W7 as a supported OS.
    Cheers.
    If you have a license, try it anyway?

    Apparently this one can do it too: http://legroom.net/software/uniextract#formats
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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    If you use Windows Live mail, it has the option to import .dbx files from Outlook Express. Simply import them.
    File, Import Messages, Select the folder containing the dbx files, follow on screen instructions -- couldn't be much easier
    See attachment.

    Many other email programs have the same options to import dbx files.
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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    I don't use Windows Live Mail. But could I use that alongside Outlook 2010?
    Currently use Yahoo Xtra for my web mail.

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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    Cant OL import dbx?? I know OL 2007 can

    Import Outlook Express messages into Outlook
    In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
    Click Import Internet Mail and Addresses, and then click Next.
    Click Outlook Express.
    Select the Import mail check box.
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.
    To save a copy of the import summary to your Inbox, click Save in Inbox.

    From here

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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimy View Post
    I don't use Windows Live Mail. But could I use that alongside Outlook 2010?
    Currently use Yahoo Xtra for my web mail.
    Yep you can run them side by side - I have Outlook 2010 as my main mail, and Windows live 2011 for Gmail and live mail. ( To many mail accounts I think )

    I often set up peoples Xtra or Paradise/Telstra in Live mail, works nicely

    Only thing you have to do, I find when creating an account, manually enter the server details, and when asked (from memory) don't import your outlook unless you want to - it wont have any negative effect if you do, just means you will have a copy in live mail.

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    Default Re: Best free .dbx viewer/converter

    As always, many thanks to both of you.
    Will have a fiddle a little later on (have rotten window surrounds to deal to first today).
    Cheers.

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