Export emails from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook

Software: Office 2010, 2013 & 2016 | Last modified on 2018-06-18

How to export emails from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook via the third party program called MailStore.

[Solution 1] Export emails with the use of MailStore

  1. Download and install the program: https://my.mailstore.com/Downloads/Home.
  2. Open the program.
  3. In the left sidebar, click archive e-mails.
  4. In the Archive emails menu, under 'E-mailclients', click 'Windows Live Mail'.
  5. Choose the folders you would like to keep by pressing the '...' button. All e-mail folders are selected by default.
  6. Click 'Finish' and 'OK'. Mailstore has now made a new profile.
  7. Under profiles, double-click Windows Live Mail. The emails from the selected folders will now be archived. This can take a while depending on the amount of emails.
  8. In the left sidebar a new folder has appeared called 'Personal archive', right click this and choose 'Export to -> Microsoft Outlook'.
  9. Under 'Export e-mails to your local Outlook' choose the correct outlook profile and click 'Next'.
  10. After the exportation has finished, Open Microsoft Outlook and test if the mails/folders are recovered.

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