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Windows Live Hotmail
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
While it may be time consuming, depending on how much email you have to move, you can simply forward each individual email from the old address to the new one.
another approach that may be useful is to link your old hotmail to your new account so that you can easily acess both. It's a feature that I have been waiting years for and works pretty well.
Windows Live Mail does not download the messages to a "Local Folders" whilst you might be able to manually use it to copy messages from one set of folders to another reconfiguring it to use a different Hotmail account will not automatically do as described above. However that said, Windows Live Mail could probably be used somehow or other to copy all the email messages from one account to another.
Another option would be to try a programme like TrueSwitch, which is supposed to be able to copy emails from one account to another.
Trueswitch is a program you can use to transfer your emails to another account.
However, it sometimes doesnt transfer all of them and it doesn't include the time and date the email was originally sent. It is still pretty accurate:)
I wanted to copy the entire contents of a folder (149 email messages) on my husband's Hotmail account onto a folder on my own Hotmail account.
I never use Outlook Express but I thought it might be useful for this purpose and it was. I opened up OE on my Hotmail account and added my husband's Hotmail account. I could then see all the folders on both sccounts, so I did "Edit...Select all" for the required folder on husband's account and copied and pasted the lot into a new folder on my own Hotmail account, all within Outlook Express. Worked like a charm. Only prob was that the original emails in Hotmail itself lost their front-line dates (not on the message itself) but they still retained the correct date order.
Hope this helps.
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Many people are losing their access to their Hotmail
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I was on msn and they changed my account to hotmail, now i can't transfer my contacts and folders.
to transfer your contacts, go into 'more options' and you'll see some tools there.
now to transfer all your mail from one account to another is very easy.
i downloaded windows live mail, set up the 2 accounts i want to merge, then simply selected my entire inbox and dragged it over into my new inbox.
i set up duplicate folders in my new email account and just dragged everything over. in order to forward to your new email, go onto the server, "more options" and you'll see some tools there too that will walk you through it.
i know this thread is 2 years old, but i'm responding anyway
how do i transfer my mails from windows live to aol mails that i can veiw them on one screen or the other way round.
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