Transfer WLM email folders to my Virgin Webmail account
2 weeks ago
I currently use Windows Live Mail as my Virgin email client on W 10, and have many local folders. I want to ditch WLM, and just use my Virgin Webmail account. How do I transfer all my WLM folders to my Virgin webmail account?
Re: Transfer WLM email folders to my Virgin Webmail account
a week ago
I'd suggest you set up your account in Windows Live Mail for IMAP access and ensure all your existing folders and emails are transferred to the VM server.
Once you have confirmed they are all available on the server it's then just a case of using webmail for access.
Backup all your emails before following the instructions below. Remember, any steps you take are at your own risk!
Don't remove the POP3 account yet.
Right-click on theaccount name in the folder pane and selectProperties. On theGeneraltab, deselectInclude this account when receiving mail or synchronising,then clickApplyandOK. This will ensure that the account folders will remain intact with their contents.
Then set up the IMAP account, and once the folders have been downloaded and populated with the contents of the folders on the IMAP server, you can select folders and messages in the POP3 account and drag them to the IMAP account. They will eventually be uploaded to the folder on the IMAP server. You might want to do the same with theSent items and Draftsfolder.
Once you're sure that all of your messages have been uploaded to the server, and that there are none in folders under the old account that you need to keep that aren't in folders under the new account, you can right-click on the old account and selectRemove account.This will remove the account from the folder pane and permanently delete all its folders and the messages in them.
This is irreversible, so make absolutely certain that you want to do this before going ahead.