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Import email from a desktop app
If you've been using a desktop app to manage your mail, like Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or the version of Windows Mail that came with Windows Vista, your email messages and contacts are on the hard drive of your old PC. You can import them into Outlook.com using the Mail Migration add-on.
On the PC that has your email and contacts, install the Mail Migration add-on for Internet Explorer.
Choose which accounts you want to import.
By default, the add-on will import all email and contacts from all email accounts on your PC.
If you liked using Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or Windows Mail, and your PC runs Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, try the Mail app.
For more help with adding email accounts,
contact customer support.
Need more help? The Outlook.com forum might be able to answer your question.
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