Exporting emails from windows mail what format?

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  1.    12 Sep 2016 #1

    Exporting emails from windows mail what format?

    I'm exporting emails and folders from Windows Mail on an old desktop running Win Vista. I was given the choice of Windows Mail or Microsoft Exchange. I used the Windows Mail format. I'm backing everything up because I'm probably going to buy a new desktop soon and I'm sure it will be running Win 10. Did I use the correct format or should I use Windows Exchange? Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, coming from Windows Mail (which I did long ago) an easier transition might be to e.g. Thunderbird.
    I gave up on MS for email after their 'now you see it now you don't' email client policy moving from Outlook express to Win Mail to...er.. what in Win 8 - yes.. Thunderbird. Once there, transferring and backing up emails, mail rules etc etc is easy.

    I recall using a 3rd party tool to help with the transfer, but that was some years ago..

    Something like this..
    KLS Mail Backup - Freeware Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Firefox backup
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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3

    Can I import my saved contacts, folders etc. back into the email on Win 10 or Thunderbird and stay with Comcast? I don't want to change my email address...had it a very long time.
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #4

    I guess Comcast is an American provider. If it provides email addresses and the server details you need, then I don't see why not.
    Setting Up Your E-mail in Mozilla Thunderbird

    Someone was recommending Mailbird (but commercial for >3 accounts) recently:
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  5.    13 Sep 2016 #5

    Can I export my contacts and messages to Mailbird?
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  6.    13 Sep 2016 #6

    I did a quick search for you:
    How do I import my account? Mailbird
    - not exactly your question, but the knowledge base size suggests this is an immature product.
    Knowledge Base Mailbird

    How to Import Account and Email to Mailbird Mailbird
    Best have a look at some reviews.
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  7.    13 Sep 2016 #7

    How about the email app that comes with Win 10...can I set that up for Comcast and import my contacts and folders?
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  8.    13 Sep 2016 #8

    I clicked on your link (Mailbird) and it looks pretty complicated. Hope I can use the Win 10 email. BTW, do you know what this app is called?
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  9.    13 Sep 2016 #9

    Thunderbird is fairly straightforward and mature.
    I know nothing about the universal Mail app. Note that universal apps don't even use exe files, and you'd have to research ways to transfer your data. I'd try running Mail and setting up an account in it first, just to see if it's any use to you. It will be much less familiar to you than Thunderbird.

    Here's Mail
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    Here are some images of Thunderbird
    thunderbird - Google Search
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  10.    13 Sep 2016 #10

    Yes...I clicked on the Win 10 app and got the same image you posted. Think there's anyway to set it up? I can't see how.
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