Outlook Express is an email/news program that comes bundled with Microsoft Windows. The program has a built-in import and export wizard for backing up or transferring email files from other email programs or Outlook Express files that have been exported from another computer. Importing email messages from another version of Outlook will populate the appropriate Outlook Express message folders, but imported message from most other programs will simply place all messages in your inbox.
Open the Outlook Express program by clicking the "Start' button in the bottom-left corner of your screen, then select "All Programs" and click "Outlook Express."
Click the "File" menu at the top of the Outlook Express program window, then hover the mouse pointer over "Import." Click the "Messages..." option.
Choose the email program from which to import messages by clicking it in the Outlook Express Import dialog window. Click the "Next" button.
Confirm that the message location directory is correct. If importing from another version or installation of Outlook Express, specify an identity to export from or select the "Import mail from an OE6 store directory" option. Choose the directory location and click "OK." If importing from another email program and the messages are not located in the default directory, click the "Browse" button. Select the drive or folder location in the "Browse For Folder" dialog window, then click "OK."
Click to select "All Folders" and click the "Next" button. Click the "Finish" button after messages have been imported.
Check the Outlook Express message folders to verify that all email messages have been imported successfully.
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