Windows Live Mail (WLM) is a now-discontinued freeware email client from Microsoft. WLM is a successor to Windows Mail (Windows Vista), which was the successor to Outlook Express (Windows XP and Windows 98). WLM is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. As of now, there is no support for Windows Live Mail, as it was discontinued in 2012. Even though Microsoft has included a new email client (Windows Mail) in the Windows 10 release, still several users continue to use Windows Live Mail for various reasons. But now, many users have already or are planning to switch to Microsoft Outlook as there is no point in keeping WLM in addition to MS Outlook.
So, if you are planning to Export Windows Live Mail to Outlook, then you might find this article worth a read.
Following are some methods to export Windows Live Mail to Outlook on Another Computer:
Windows Live Mail has the export functionality to directly export WLM mail items either to Microsoft Exchange or in MS WLM format. The detailed steps to export items to MS Exchange are outlined below.
As you now have all of your WLM mail items exported to Exchange, these mails can be easily download as a PST file on a storage device of your choice. This can be quickly accomplished with the Import/Export feature of the Outlook desktop client.
Note: It is advised that while exporting the Windows Live Mail to Outlook, make sure that no active Outlook instances are running. It is found that running WLM simultaneously with Outlook hinders with WLM’s functionality to export emails to MS Exchange.
It is also possible to transfer the WLM files, which are stored on your system in ELM format, using a storage device. If you are planning to move your WLM EML files to a new PC, then after configuring Outlook desktop client on your new system, you can drag and drop your EML files to the newly created folder inside Outlook client. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:
It is a common knowledge that Windows Live Mail items are stored on the system in EML format. As shown previously in Method#1, the WLM has the inbuilt capability to export emails to MS Exchange, but it doesn’t maintain the hierarchy. Moreover, Method#1 requires the knowledge of two email clients, and there are high chances of data loss. Moving on to Method #2, as we have seen, it is purely manual. One has to manually transfer and Drag & Drop the emails to a newly formed outlook folder. Therefore, it can be termed as time-consuming and involves high-risk of data loss. It is hence recommended to use a professional third-party tool. One such efficient tool is Kernel for EML to PST Converter. The tool automatically displays all the EML files of the PC. The end product is a single PST file containing the WLM mailbox items. So, it is easy to transfer the emails to another PC. Also, it keeps the original structure, formatting, and properties of the mailbox items. It even allows the export of converted EML directly to could-based Office 365.
In this post, we have discussed three methods to export Windows Live Mail emails to Outlook on Another Computer. The first two methods are time-consuming and have high chances of error. The last method is fully automated and can save the user a considerable amount of time. Therefore, we highly recommend Kernel for EML to PST tool to export emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook desktop client.