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Transferring data between email programs can be tricky. You may have to re-organize.
I exported and imported addresses on to a new PC, but the new PC shows addresses with no folders or groups – just a long list of hundreds of names. Is there a way to import it as was in the old Outlook Express?
In this excerpt from Answercast #25, I look at the way email programs store and transfer data; unfortunately, some structure may get lost in the switch.
So unfortunately, you haven't specified exactly what email program you're importing into; but my belief is the answer to your question is a very unfortunate no.
Most of the export formats that email programs provide don't have a way to specify folder structure within an address book. They simply are an export of the actual address book entries and nothing else.
The implication is, then of course, that when you import into another email program, that information just isn't there. The other email program has no way to reconstruct the folder structure that you used in your original address book.
The fact that you were able to get your hundreds of address book entries over there is great all by itself.
Best I can suggest is that you take a few minutes now, recreate your folder
structure by hand, and start dragging and dropping things into their
appropriate folders in your new address book: in whatever email program that
might happen to be.
End of Answercast #25: Back to Audio Segment
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