How to Transfer Windows Live Mail Emails and Contacts to Outlook 2016?

Windows Live Mail email client is now lacking behind because of Outlook. People are switching Windows Live Mail in large numbers and moving towards Outlook. When a user wants to perform the migration, they require Windows Live Mail email messages and contacts conversion to MS Outlook. A user requires the old database so the conversion becomes mandatory. Here is an article where we are providing you instant solutions by which a user can easily convert Windows Live Mail messages and contacts to Outlook 2016.

Let's discuss the conversion of Windows Live Mail messages to Outlook first and then exporting Windows Live Mail contacts to Outlook process.

Steps for moving emails from WLM to MS Outlook

1. Open Microsoft Outlookapplication on your system.

2. Also start Windows Live Mail.

3. In WLM, go to the menu, click on File and choose Export and then select email messages

select email messages

4. Select Microsoft Exchangeand click Next

select microsoft exchange

5. A message will be shown stating that all email messages will be exported to MS Outlook or MS Exchange. Click OK.

6. Select the folderyou want to migrate and hit the OKbutton

select folder to export

7. After completing Export process, a new Window appears showing successful export. Hit Finishbutton.

export complete

Alternate solution for migrating emails of Windows Live Mail to MS Outlook

For quick and safe migration, you can easily use Softaken EML to PST Convertersoftware. The software works with every size WLM file and easily export multiple EML files to Outlook at one cycle. The software allows you to export Windows Live Mail emails to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2010, 2003 etc. The application performs the conversion without losing a single bit information.

Steps with Softaken EML to PST Converter

1. Freshly, download EML to Outlook Conversion Toolon your Windows system.

2. When you run the utility, it asks you to add EML file or folderswhom you want to transfer to PST.

select eml files

3. Choose option to save in PST – new PST or exiting PST file. You can remove duplicate files by enabling 'Remove Duplicate Content' option.

save as pst

4. Select an output destinationto save the resultant PST files. Finally, hit the Convert Nowbutton.

output destination

Later on, you can easily import PST file in Outlook 2016 and any version Outlook by the given steps –

  • Open Outlook application
  • Go to File Menu>Open & Export>Import/Export
  • Select Import from another program or fileand click on the Nextbutton
  • Select a folder to save PST file and hit the Finishbutton.

Next, we move towards migration of WLM contacts to Windows Outlook 2016. Perform the given steps for this. This conversion is summarized into two stages –

  • Export Windows Live Mail contacts to CSV format
  • Import CSV file in MS Outlook

Steps to export WLM contacts to CSV format

1. Start Windows Live Mailapplication.

open window live mail

2. Click on Contacts folder

select contacts folder

3. Click on export option and select Comma Separated Value (CSV)

select csv

4. A CSV Export Window is opened, click on Browseand select Desktop folder

browse folder

5. In field name, type WLMcontacts and then save

6. Click on Nextoption and select the field that you want to migrate

7. Click Finishoption and wait for the export process

8.Close Windows Live Mailapplication

Steps to import CSV file in Outlook

1. Run Outlook email client

2. Go to File menu, select Open>Click Import/Export

3. Choose Import from another program or fileand then click Next

import from another file

4. Choose Comma Separated Value(Windows) and then click Next

choose csv

5. Click on Browseand select WLM Contactswhich you have exported and saved on your desktop folder.

6. Click Nextand check the contacts folderis selected or not.

check contacts folder

7. Finally, hit the Finishbutton and wait for the process to complete.

Bottom Lines

In this article, two ways are stated to migrate WLM emails and contacts to MS Outlook. A user should keep in mind that the manual solution might fail in some circumstances. In this case, users find a swift solution named Softaken EML to PST Conversion Tool which is simple to follow, safe and works in all situations. You can check every characteristic of the software with a free version.