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How to migrate from Windows Live to Outlook.com?

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Last Modified: 2017-12-02
I have a Windows PC on which is Windows Live Mail. The PC is to be replaced by a Windows 10 machine accessing Outlook.com.
How can I migrate the emails from Windows Live Mail to Outlook.com?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Convert Windows Live Mail to Outlook


Then import or sync the mail into Outlook.com
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Christ HaroldSoftware Engineer

Dear Author,

I have found manual solution to Import Windows Live Mail data to Outlook (desktop)

Migrate WLM to Outlook 2016
  1. First, open the Windows Live Mail application.
  2. Then, go to File»Export and select Messages tab.
  3. From the Export dialogue box, select Microsoft Exchange tab.
  4. Next, select the folders that need to be migrated from Windows Live Mail to PST File.
  5. Finally, close the Export wizard.
Import Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2016
  1. First, Open the Outlook Mail client.
  2. Then, go to File »Open and Export»Open Outlook Data File(.pst).
  3. Next, Browse to the folder location where the WLM PST file is saved and click OK.
  4. Now, this will import Windows Live Mail to Outlook 2016.

After following above steps you can configure your desktop Outlook profile into OWA using IMAP
Remark: Automated Solution is also available to Convert Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST. Download Revove Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST for free trial.

I hope this will help you. Please reply if this works for you.
Thanks & Regards
Christ Harold
Software Engineer

There are many solutions available to migrate Windows Live Mail to Outlook PST format. While I imported my WLM into PST format, I followed the below given manual steps. You can also try the same safely.

  • Keep your Windows Live Mail working
  • Export emails in WLM format to PST file format. (should leave your Windows Live Mail intact)
  • Now try to import PST files into your Outlook account in the system

For more information go through the link, which explains each step with screenshots:


Thanks and regards,
Sandeep KumarAssociate Consultant

To export, Windows Live mail to Outlook, you can use Kernel for EML to PST converter tool. It is so effective tool to convert EML files of Windows Live mail or Eudora, Outlook Express EML/EMLX files to PST within short interval of time. Visit https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/eml-to-pst.html to know more about the software features and download the demo tool.


I think my question wasn't particularly accurate because I didn't really need to migrate anything as the email account was a hosted IMAP account for which I was able to obtain the IMAP and SMTP server details. I attempted to configure Outlook.com but didn't find it very friendly to I reverted to using emClient with a single free user licence. Once emClient was installed and configured, all the user's email was syncronised with the laptop.

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