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Networking Outllok Express

By dvanryn ·
I have recently set up a home network with a new desktop replacing a laptop as the 'primary' computer. The laptop is still receiving all the emails and I want to transfer that 'role' to the new desktop.

Both the old lap top and new desktop have been networked.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Networking Outllok Expres ...

Well start off by setting up the E-Mail account on your new computer.

Then go to the old one and share both the Address Book and E-Mail Files. Now open the new Computers Outlook Express and click on the file then Import then Address Book then select from storage folder and point it to the NB's shared Folder to import from. After you have done this repeat the process but this time instead of importing the Address Book Import the E-Mail and when this is finished delete the E-Mail account on the NB to prevent it collecting any more incoming e-mails.

If you can not set up a shared folder you'll need to go back to the Network Setup Wizard and enable File & Printer Sharing before you can do the above.


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by w2ktechman In reply to Networking Outllok Expres ...

As stated above, this should work. But, if Outlook Express is on the right kind of account, you will not need to remove it (delete it). You may be able to select to 'leave messages on the server' in which case, you can see them, but the primary system will remove them from the server and store them.

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