Outlook of Required for Saved PST Emails

  axelbrora 11:11 06 Sep 2008


Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Outlook to import my PST email files from my flash drive then import them into Windows Mail now that I have upgraded to Vista?

I have been advised this is the only way to get the emails transferred into Windows Mail and that Outlook must be on my computer.

I tried downloading the Outlook 2007 Trial for this purpose as I have seen suggested, however despite Microsoft advertising an Outlook 2007 Trial the download button takes you to the full Office 2007 Trial. This is a 635MB download. I decided I had no choice and downloaded the lot with the intention of only installing Outlook. When I ran the setup programme then the customised install, unbelieveably the only programme not available to install was Outlook which was crossed out on the list of programmes. Presumably this is to stop you doing what I was trying to do with the trial version.

Outlook 2003 was on my compuer when I bought it and I do not have any installation disks. I cannot believe that the only way to get my saved emails into Windows Mail is to buy a full version of Microsoft Office!

There must be a workaround for this.

Any help would be appreciated.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:20 06 Sep 2008

Use the XP machine to import your messages into outlook express and then drag and drop you emails from outlook express into a folder. The files will have a .eml extension.

copy the folder to your flash drive and insert in the Vista machine.

Windows mail will accept them if you drag and drop them from the folder into the program

  axelbrora 11:35 06 Sep 2008

Thanks for trying to help, but you are rather missing the point here.

I do not have another machine with XP and Outlook Express. I have one computer with Vista Home Premium installed and my saved PST emails.


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