opening an old mail in vista

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Perris Calderon, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I exported my old messages but vista won't recognize or open the file, I guess it's a differant format

    is there a program that will open these messages or do I have to use an xp box.
     
  2. Johnny

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    what mail program were you using ?
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    vista mail, these messages were created in outlook
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    You'll need outlook to import them then :)
     
  5. Johnny

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    Like lord said. You will need to use outlook to import them. At which point you can export them again to a different file to import into windows mail if you like.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    now to find a free copy of outlook to run on vista

    very surprising vista mail doesn't come with a tool to reformat an exported file from outlook
     
  7. Johnny

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    You would think so, huh?
     
  8. Perris Calderon

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    will thunderbird or any free programs import this file from the desktop?
     
  9. Johnny

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    I am not sure. you could try it and see ..
     
  10. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    if its .mbox or .eml it should