MAPI error in exporting messages from Outlook Express to Outlook.
Posted on 2004-04-18
I just purchased a new PC with XP Prof, IE 6 and Office Prof Outlook 2003. My previous machine has W95, IE 5.5 and Outlook Express 5.5. I want to move my messages from Outlook Express to Outlook. When I try to export them, I receive the error "The Export could not be performed. An error occurred while initializing MAPI". MS KB 179637 says to clear the Make Outlook Express my default Simple MAPI client check box. My version of Outlook Express does not have such a box anywhere in the Options.
How can I safely move the messages to my new PC? Either, I need a way to fix the MAPI error or I need a workaround to get past the problem. I only need to move the messages. I do not need to move newsgroups or settings.