Email..someone must have done this ?

  dezi 18:47 25 Jun 2003

Tell me how I can transfer all my emails, some with attachments, from my 5 yr old 'Windows 95 computer/ Outlook Express' to my new 'XP computer- Outlook-Exp... '
I only have floppy disc facility on my old computer.

  Gaz 25 18:55 25 Jun 2003

The best way is to copy them to disc using a program someone here will know, I think it is: Outlook express backup wizard, OR use the export wizard.

Than load them on to the other PC using import wizard in Outlook express.

If you have not got a CD-RW, then e-mail them to your new PC or network your two PC's and use the Import and Export.

  Sir Radfordin 19:06 25 Jun 2003

It is highly unlikely that you will be able to copy via floppy disk 5 years worth of emails.
Try click here for a guide

  dezi 11:32 26 Jun 2003

Part of the problem is getting the old Outlook Express emails from windows 95 into the appropriat location then working ie. "viewing/editing/etc" on the XP system. Any thoughts/ assistance appreciated.

  Confab 11:40 26 Jun 2003

Why not first clear out all the unwanted mails and then hook up your old pc to the net and e-mail the mails to yourself. Pick them up on your new pc

  Big Elf 11:46 26 Jun 2003

Put the old hard disk in the new PC and copy from that.

  dezi 18:32 26 Jun 2003

Tanks guys/gals? for your suggestions!
Im going to take what I think may be the safest, simplist but slowest route and email them to myself as suggested. Some of my attachements (friends photos)are 100 to 200 k. so I recon I will be on the air about an hour a day for the next week or so.

  Big Elf 18:53 26 Jun 2003

Just in case this helps. The emails are stored in *.dbx folders. The folders on your new machine will be stored in a different location to that on your old PC so you need to search for the new one and either overwrite them or rename some of them.

  Nellie2 19:05 26 Jun 2003

why not try this...... it will save or even recover all your OE stuff click here thanks to moon for putting me onto it :)

  dezi 22:53 26 Jun 2003

A 'friend ?' has just told me, and who is not quite sure, that I will only be able to email to myself in small..... 'chunks.' Any conformation/ ideas of these chunk sizes ?

  DieSse 22:58 26 Jun 2003

"Any conformation/ ideas of these chunk sizes ?"

Depends entirely on the allowed size of your ISPs mailboxes. They can range from 1Mb to 50Mb for typical ISPs.

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