Moving contacts from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, computers, email, how to, Windows XP | 1 comment

It may not be enough to simply import your .wab from Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail (WLM). The problem being Outlook Express saves a persons name as “name” and not “first name” and then “last name.” Windows Live mail may not auto fill correctly when you type in a persons name. Here is how you fix it. 1. ¬†Assuming you have your .wab (Windows address book) already copied and moved over to your new...

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Don’t use Outlook to move IMAP mail

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Blog, computers, email, software, Technology | 0 comments

Using Outlook to move a ton of mail from one IMAP account to another is the equivalent of racing at Indy using your Grandmas Buick Le Sabre. It can be done but you will lose and it will not be pretty. Recently I tried to move a lot of email from an AOL account to Gmail using the built in Gmail “move from another address feature”. This feature is supposed to move mail from one email account into Gmail seamlessly,¬†all you have to do...

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