Transfer Email From Outlook 2007 To Outlook 2010

If you're ready to upgrade from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010 this guide will be a great help.





If you haven't already upgraded to Outlook 2010 you can get a copy from here: Microsoft Outlook 2010   

We know how challenging it can be to find the right information on the internet, and most often you end up with little bits and pieces of information that may or may not be relevant for what you are trying to do.

That is why we decided to write a guide specifically for transferring email from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010. To make it easier to follow we have added lots of screen shots, each of which is specific to Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 so it's really just a question of following the guide!

You can find out more about the Transfer Email guides on the front page.


From Outlook 2007


To Outlook 2010






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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