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September 6, 2004 5:29:02 AM

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My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different email
accounts for 3 family members.

My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3 respective
user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE account.

Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
Thank you.

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Anonymous
September 6, 2004 10:41:53 AM

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Hi,

If you still have the Win98 installation, open OE, click tools/accounts. On
the mail tab, click on the account you want, then on export. Create the
file, then import this file under the user account you want on the WinXP
system. The *.dbx files can simply be imported using file/import/messages.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:87892DE1-3F7A-4920-9255-1490DC489663@microsoft.com...
> My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different
> email
> accounts for 3 family members.
>
> My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
> members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3 respective
> user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE account.
>
> Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
> Thank you.
September 6, 2004 4:59:03 PM

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OK. Does this also import the OE settings for that user? ie: user name,
display name, password, pop/smtp settings, etc.. Or do i need to set up
accounts as i did when i first used OE way back in the '90s

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If you still have the Win98 installation, open OE, click tools/accounts. On
> the mail tab, click on the account you want, then on export. Create the
> file, then import this file under the user account you want on the WinXP
> system. The *.dbx files can simply be imported using file/import/messages.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:87892DE1-3F7A-4920-9255-1490DC489663@microsoft.com...
> > My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different
> > email
> > accounts for 3 family members.
> >
> > My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
> > members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3 respective
> > user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE account.
> >
> > Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
> > Thank you.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 7, 2004 9:58:22 AM

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Hi,

Exporting those saves the account information, though you may need to
recustomize the layout.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D2246C1-3767-4BC3-826F-A93AEA4A51EF@microsoft.com...
> OK. Does this also import the OE settings for that user? ie: user name,
> display name, password, pop/smtp settings, etc.. Or do i need to set up
> accounts as i did when i first used OE way back in the '90s
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> If you still have the Win98 installation, open OE, click tools/accounts.
>> On
>> the mail tab, click on the account you want, then on export. Create the
>> file, then import this file under the user account you want on the WinXP
>> system. The *.dbx files can simply be imported using
>> file/import/messages.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:87892DE1-3F7A-4920-9255-1490DC489663@microsoft.com...
>> > My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different
>> > email
>> > accounts for 3 family members.
>> >
>> > My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
>> > members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3
>> > respective
>> > user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE
>> > account.
>> >
>> > Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
>> > Thank you.
>>
>>
>>
September 10, 2004 12:35:20 AM

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Nutcase please help;
I tried it just like you said:
I started on my Win98 PC. Logged on to my wifes OE account. Clicked
tools/accounts --> mail tab. I exported her account. The computer would only
export it to Microsoft Outlook. So I opened Microsoft Outlook and it allowed
me to export the settings to a file which I burned to a CD.
Back on my WinXP PC. I logged on my wifes WinXP user account. Opened
OE. Clicked tools/accounts --> mail tab --> new --> mail --> import. I
imported the file from the CD I just burned. I went to the properties and
everything looked good. I even had her re-enter her password. Every time I
click on Send/Recieve I get and error about "wrong user name/password." I
dont get it.
Is the Microsoft Outlook part messing me up? Would a crossover cable
make my life easier? Im about to give up on this. Please help!

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> If you still have the Win98 installation, open OE, click tools/accounts. On
> the mail tab, click on the account you want, then on export. Create the
> file, then import this file under the user account you want on the WinXP
> system. The *.dbx files can simply be imported using file/import/messages.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:87892DE1-3F7A-4920-9255-1490DC489663@microsoft.com...
> > My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different
> > email
> > accounts for 3 family members.
> >
> > My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
> > members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3 respective
> > user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE account.
> >
> > Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
> > Thank you.
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 10, 2004 10:07:23 AM

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Hi Thomas,

When you export, is it being saved as a .iaf file?

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F086CF29-43DF-4DC9-81C5-F4940259E2B6@microsoft.com...
> Nutcase please help;
> I tried it just like you said:
> I started on my Win98 PC. Logged on to my wifes OE account. Clicked
> tools/accounts --> mail tab. I exported her account. The computer would
> only
> export it to Microsoft Outlook. So I opened Microsoft Outlook and it
> allowed
> me to export the settings to a file which I burned to a CD.
> Back on my WinXP PC. I logged on my wifes WinXP user account. Opened
> OE. Clicked tools/accounts --> mail tab --> new --> mail --> import. I
> imported the file from the CD I just burned. I went to the properties and
> everything looked good. I even had her re-enter her password. Every time I
> click on Send/Recieve I get and error about "wrong user name/password." I
> dont get it.
> Is the Microsoft Outlook part messing me up? Would a crossover cable
> make my life easier? Im about to give up on this. Please help!
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> If you still have the Win98 installation, open OE, click tools/accounts.
>> On
>> the mail tab, click on the account you want, then on export. Create the
>> file, then import this file under the user account you want on the WinXP
>> system. The *.dbx files can simply be imported using
>> file/import/messages.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Thomas" <Thomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:87892DE1-3F7A-4920-9255-1490DC489663@microsoft.com...
>> > My old computer runs win98. Outlook Express was set up with 3 different
>> > email
>> > accounts for 3 family members.
>> >
>> > My new computer runs winXPhe. 3 different user accounts for my 3 family
>> > members. How can I transfer the 3 OE accounts to work on the 3
>> > respective
>> > user accounts. Some how I got it to work for my user account/OE
>> > account.
>> >
>> > Please help me out or point me in the right direction.
>> > Thank you.
>>
>>
>>
!