How do you import emails when you get MAPI error

  The Dazza 18:45 12 May 2009

I have just installed windows live mail on my brand new laptop and would like to import my messages from my desktop.

I have exported, successfully, to an external hard drive which I have now connected to my laptop to enable me to import my inbox from my desktop to laptop,however, when I select import from my lappy it says "messages cannot be imported from the MAPI client, an error has occured."

Any clever brain boxes know how I can resolve this? Thanks

  lotvic 19:27 12 May 2009

What was the mail client on your old pc that you have exported from? (Outlook, Outlook Express, WLM ?)
What is the file extension? (dbx, pst ?)

In some cases you need to have Outlook installed if it was on the old pc.

Also as the 'inbox' is a default folder of the mail client I feel you would have been better to have put your emails into another folder of your own creation before exporting them.

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