Outlook 2002

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Is there an easy way to export all the contacts and mail settings from Outlook 2002 to outlook 2007?

    I cant find any options,

    Secondly, what the easiest way of moving/copying the mail folders/diary etc..

    Dave
     
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    Hi Dave, there are no mail folders. Outlook stores all mail, contacts and diaries in one file called a pst files. (I know, its a pain, that file can get big and unwieldily too) This can be called anything but is probablycalled outlook.pst especially if you haven't changed anything and only have one profile. I'm sure you can import one to the other but its been a while since I was on that version. A quick look at File>import will let you know..

    from memory your pst file will be C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst or something similar.
     
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    I've always avoided using Lookout and Lookout Distress but export/import options are normally found on the file menu. There is an article Here which seems to suggest you use the backup/restore route.
     
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    Dave, simply export em from 2002 to your desktop and then import em into 2007. simples :thumb:
     
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    I would recommend having a look at Thunderbird. It will take you a few minutes to get used to it but it is worth the slight inconvenience....

    .pst files are a pain the but. If they get corrupted you are knackered.

    I would also recommend looking for an email provider that supports IMAP in addition to POP3. Then use IMAP, this keeps a copy of your email on the server so you can use webmail and also have a backup of your email should your computer crash. Their are more advantages to IMAP but those two are the biggest.
     
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    You can keep emails on the server with POP as well, depends how everyting is configured.

    Biggest issue is with POP and IMAP is the password is sent in clear text so it can be fairly easily read. If you understand stuff, make sure you do POP or IMAP via TLS/SSL. Otherwise its the first thing seen by a sniffer as email clients do tend to keep chatting.... Always handy.:Eeek:
     
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    A few years ago I lost all my work diary when we upgraded Windows.Cant recall the versions.

    Just remember how Peed off I was.
     
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    Thats just a crap IT department.
     
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    Funnily enough that was (almost) my exact words:BigGrin
     
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    Yup, But IMAP is actually designed to do this. With POP3 You have to remember to tick the box that says leave mail on the server. Also POP3 Access can mess up some webmail software and POP3 doesn't play as nicely with server side mail folders. Also POP3 clients tend to want to dump multiple accounts emails into one mail folder on the client...

    This is what I do for a living and my configuration is IMAP on the server. Two laptops with Thunderbird which are automatically and separately synced and multiple folders/multiple mailboxes. When I am out and about I can access my mail either by SSH/Pine or webmail. All are kept up to date server side.

    Your comments re TLS/SSL apply to both POP and IMAP though:thumb:
     
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    I love it when experts come along.....................:BigGrin:
     
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