Although equipped with several distinct features, Microsoft Outlook is often regarded as an email client application. According to some reports, more than 50% of the PC users use MS Outlook as their default email client application. This clearly tells you the popularity of Outlook.
Outlook can be configured with both browser based (POP3/IMAP) email accounts and non-browser based email accounts. One can set up multiple email accounts in Outlook and use them simultaneously for sending and receiving emails.
Microsoft Outlook – a brilliant contact organizer
After email management, contact organization is next biggest task performed by MS Outlook. The best part of this feature is that it is capable of synchronizing multiple devices or services.
Outlook Calendar, another striking feature of the application, is both comprehensive and full of options. It offers options to add task list, appointments, reminders, and many more.
How to get started with using Outlook
Outlook is a paid application and is claimed to be backed by a team of Outlook tech support by its developer. You can get it either as a standalone application or along with Microsoft Office suite. After installing Outlook, you can migrate from your existing Outlook Express (Windows XP) or Windows Live Mail (Windows Vista) to Outlook with ease. Following steps explain how to migrate from Windows Live Mail to Outlook.
- Open Windows Live Mail on your PC. Once launched, navigate to the File menu at the top of the screen. Select Export from the dropdown menu, followed by Messages.
- Choose the option that says Microsoft Exchange followed by Next.
Confirm that you really wish to convert your Windows Live Mail application to Microsoft Outlook by clicking the OK
- An authentication screen will appear now. You must log into your Microsoft Outlook email account from this authentication screen to validate the account and proceed with the conversion process.
- If you want to convert all Windows Mail Data, select all. If you wish not to bring certain folders from Windows Live Mail to Outlook, specify those folders.
- Once done, click OK. Windows Live Mail will begin now to export the data. Once the data export is over, you can import all these data into Outlook.
You have seen the steps to migrate from Windows Live Mail to Microsoft Outlook. However, if you have any questions in the regard, clarify them with Outlook tech support.