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

The Windows Live Mail email client is now deprecated due to Outlook, as a large number of people switching from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook. When any user needs to migrate from WLM to Outlook then he has to export his Windows Live Mail emails and contacts to MS Outlook. If the user needs an older database, so for them conversion becomes mandatory. Here is an article where we provide a quick solution that allows users to easily convert Windows Live Mail messages and contacts in Outlook 2016.


Let us talk about the conversion of Windows Live Mail messages to Outlook first and then process to export WLM contacts to Outlook –

Steps for Moving Emails from WLM to MS Outlook

Open Windows Live Mail Email Client

Open Microsoft Outlook Email Client on your system

• From Windows Live Mail Window, click on the "File" menu

Choose "Export" Option and then select "Email Messages" from Open list

• Here select the "Microsoft Exchange" and click "Next"

• Now a Message will appear on the screen -"All Email will Be Exported to Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange". Click "OK".

Select the folder which you wish to export and press on "OK" button

• Upon completion of the export process, confirmation windows will appear, just click the "Finish" button.

Alternate Solution for Migrating Emails of Windows Live Mail to MS Outlook

If you want safe and fast migration, then you must try this Softmagnat EML to PST Converter tool. The program works with all sizes of WLM files and easily exports multiple EML files to Outlook in just one attempt. With this software, you can easily export Windows Live Mail emails to all Outlook editions with no trouble in the way. The application performs the conversion in full compliance with data security.

Steps of Softmagnat EML to PST Converter

Download and run EML to PST Converter tool on your Windows computer

• Now browse and select the EML file to upload it into the software

• Now the software will show complete preview of folder, simply explore and view

• Now you need to select PST file and export complete bulk file from EML to PST

• Now you will view – "the message Export process completed successfully".

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

Open MS Outlook application

Move to "File" menu ⇒ "Open & Export" ⇒ "Import/Export"

Now select – "Import from another program or file" and click "Next".

Now select folder to save PST file and click "Finish"


Now we are going to discuss the process to migrate WLM contacts to Windows Outlook 2016. This conversion consist of two stages –

Stage 1: Export Windows Live Mail Contacts to CSV format

Stage 2: Import CSV file in MS Outlook

Stage 1: Step to Export WLM Contacts to CSV format

Run Windows Live Mail application

Click on Contacts folder and Select Export option

Select Comma Separated Value (CSV)

• In CSV Export window, click Browse and select Desktop folder

• In field name, enter WLM contacts and then save

Click on Next option and select the field that you wish to migrate

Click finish option and wait for the export process

Close Windows Live Mail application

Stage 2: Steps to import CSV files in Outlook

Run Outlook email client

File menu ⇒ open ⇒ Import/Export

Select "Import from another program or file" and after that click "Next"

• Now choose "Comma Separated Value (Windows)" and click "Next"

Hit the "browse" option and select "WLM Contacts" that you have exported and saved on desktop folder

• After clicking the "Next" button, check the contact folder it is selected or not

• Wait for the process to complete and hit "Finish" button

Bottom Line

I hope that after reading the complete article you are able to migrate Windows Live Mail messages and contacts to Outlook 2016. Users should always keep in their mind that the manual solution the we have discussed may be fail in some circumstances, therefore it is suggested to users to use Softmagnat EML to PST Converter tool that simple, safe and suitable in all types of situation. Users can also check the software characteristic in advance by using its trial version which is available at free of cost.

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