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#1 Synthetic

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:05

All I want to do is import mail from an old Hotmail account I have to another Hotmail account... Any time I try it insists that I link the accounts (and that doesn't even work, it always says "There's a temporary problem with the service. Please try again. If you continue to get this message, try again later.")... I don't want to do that... There has to be some way around this right...?


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:15

Add both accounts in Outlook if you have it, you can drag the email from one account to the other and just let it sync.

That might work with the Windows Live Mail desktop client too, which is free.

#3 articuno1au

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:25

Windows Live Mail does it as well.

Only caveat with this method is you MUST fully synchronize both accounts with Live Mail before you move them.

Once they are synced, simply drag and drop the emails, wait while the servers sync and you are done :)

#4 OP Synthetic

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:31

Okay so what your saying is install Live Mail, add both accounts, then just drag and drop the emails and folders around?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:40

Okay so what your saying is install Live Mail, add both accounts, then just drag and drop the emails and folders around?


That's right. I just did that a few weeks ago after configuring my own domain to use it as a Microsoft account.
I dragged my old emails to the new account without any problems.

#6 articuno1au

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:47

Exactly, but rather than folders, just move the emails.

Make the folders manually, then move the emails.

There's been some sync issues when moving folders. Better to just avoid them >.<

EDIT::
I did it for a custom domain as well. You can use this for POP3/IMAP or Hotmail accounts to Hotmail accounts.

It's brilliant.

#7 OP Synthetic

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 18:02

I will try this out, thank you very much good Sir. :)

#8 OP Synthetic

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 23:40

Wow... The forces must be really against me on this matter... Just so were clear I am connected to the internet and everything else is working fine.WTF.png

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 00:16

Wow... The forces must be really against me on this matter... Just so were clear I am connected to the internet and everything else is working fine.WTF.png


Give it a while, it takes forever to sync folders, the account folders will appear on the left under the account names when it is done

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:08

Give it a while, it takes forever to sync folders, the account folders will appear on the left under the account names when it is done

I don't think it's that... It's not singing into any of the accounts at all...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 15:13

I don't think it's that... It's not singing into any of the accounts at all...


Any joy ?

#12 OP Synthetic

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 22:16

Any joy ?

Sadly no, :( I think what I'm going to do is use my old Gmail account and import my mail from the Hotmail account then import it to my Outlook account... Kind of silly but it'll work. :p

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 22:45

Sadly no, :( I think what I'm going to do is use my old Gmail account and import my mail from the Hotmail account then import it to my Outlook account... Kind of silly but it'll work. :p


Outlook with the hotmail connector installed > add hotmail accounts > export mail to .pst (I can't remember if it is .pst, I think so) then import to 2nd account ?


Or just forward every email to your other account :p (10k emails might take a while though :D )



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