Import Address Book into Windows® Live Mail from Microsoft® Outlook Express
Do you want to know the difference between Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail? Learn further how to import the address book from Microsoft Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail.
Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook Express are both free e-mail clients as well as news clients from Microsoft Corp. Windows Live Mail is the successor of Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail. Microsoft Outlook Express was included with Windows 2000. It is also offered with Internet Explorer versions mainly with IE 4 and IE 6. Microsoft Outlook Express uses Windows Address Book in order to store contact information. Windows Live Mail is available for downloading via the Windows Live Essentials suite. These two e-mail clients are offered with advanced features and improved techniques. With these applications, users can easily import almost all the needed information to other e-mail clients.
Following paragraphs provide information about the method to import the address book from Microsoft Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail:
- Importing the address book
- Sending photos over e-mail
- Automated junk e-mail filter
Importing the address book
In order to import address book from Microsoft Outlook Express into Windows Live Mail, users have to open the Address Book in OE and then have to select the 'File' option. From this, click on the 'Export' button and select 'Address Book (wab)' and save it to an apt location. This file might also be copied to a suitable location on the machine using Windows Live Mail. Now you need to open the 'Contacts' list in Windows Live Mail, and then click on the 'File' option. From this select 'Import' and select 'Windows Address Book (wab)' and browse the location to save it.
Sending photos over e-mail
Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook Express have photo e-mail feature that allows users to send large photographs over e-mail. This feature reduces the inbox flooding of the recipient. The photo e-mail feature stores large images sent at a private location on the web and includes only thumbnails in the e-mail message. When the user clicks on these thumbnails, the larger version is downloaded and displayed.
Both Windows Live Mail and Microsoft Outlook Express have advanced and automated junk mail filters. Microsoft has designed a more advanced e-mail security and privacy feature on Windows Live Mail than its predecessor. Automated junk e-mail filter is an inbuilt feature that is capable of scanning each incoming e-mail message and looks for phishing markers and spam messages. Any message that is identified as spam or which contains malicious infections are automatically moved to the Junk e-mail folder.
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