Transfer Email From Apple Mail To Windows Live Mail 2011

How to transfer email from Apple Mail to Windows Live Mail 2011.





This guide is written specifically for transferring email from Apple Mail to Windows Live Mail 2011.

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If you are looking to switch from Apple Mail, or Mac Mail, to Windows Live Mail, the chances are you've just bought a PC with Windows 7 on it.

The solution in the Transfer Email guides ensures that you won't have problems when switching from a Mac to a PC.



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From Apple Mail


To Windows Live Mail 2011






You will need the following:

  • A good internet connection or patience if you have a lot of emails!

  • Your old email client needs to be running, i.e. if you only have a backup of your Outlook Express emails but you don’t have access to the program this method will not work for you

  • The new email client needs to be installed

Note that the email clients can be on the same or on different computers. It does not make a difference.

How long does it take?

This largely depends on three factors:

  • The number of emails

  • The size of your attachments

  • Your internet connection speed

You should expect about 1 - 2 hours work in addition to the transfer time for your email.

A note on tranferring contacts

Transferring contacts can be a challenge.

Names and email addresses are pretty straight forward.

The work involved in transferring other fields from one type of address book to another varies a lot. Examples of other field types are home and business addresses, telephone numbers and the like. Most email clients provide some sort of mapping tool to map fields from an import file to the natively used format.

As a rule of thumb: the more exotic fields you have used the more work will be involved in mapping to your new address book.



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