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how to move "window live mail" 2012 Win 7 contents to ubuntu 16.04

August 4, 2016 534 views
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I just downloaded Ubuntu 64 bit to my laptop with 4 gb of ram. I am now trying to move my mail information including my contacts from my win 7 mach to my laptop. Both are connected to the internet the laptop wireless and the desktop ( win 7 mach ) is hard wired.
I have a external HD and I can save my mail and contacts using Windows Live Mail utilities. I do not know if I can use these these to up date Thunderbird in Ubuntu.
May be I should use a different Mai client ?
I am a complete newbie to Ubuntu.

Thanks for your help or patience! milt03

1 Answer

This really doesn't have to do with DigitalOcean, but I'll help you, okay so you want to go in Ubuntu to Thunderbird and add the Microsoft account (@live.com, @hotmail.com or @outlook.com) you used with Windows Live Mail, then using IMAP Thunderbird will download the messages automatically from the Microsoft mail server.

It should also download the ones that you already read.

  • Thanks for your reply, I already have Thunderbird set up to download the messages from the mail server. My problem is to down load the messages I saved in various folders in Windows Live Mail on my Win 7 computer and my contacts from the same.

    Thanks for your reply: milt03

    • Yeah, if Thunderbird doesn't show any folders, make sure it's using IMAP and not POP3. Also I'm not sure, but I think windows live mail uses IMAP. Do the folders show up on outlook.com in the web browser?

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