Outlook Express is no longer available and supported by Microsoft. Outlook Express is now a discontinued Email and News client, which has been superseded by Windows Mail and again by Window Live Mail. Outlook Express is very different from MS-Outlook, though they have common architecture. The latter has a PST file as its default storage whereas Outlook Express integrates its information tightly using DBX file format.
DBX is an Outlook Express database file, which is associated with email folders that store email messages in .dbx file format. DBX file saves all your folder messages in .dbx extension (i.e. inbox folder as inbox.dbx, sent items as sent.dbx). These files can be imported into Windows Live Mail by selecting file import > message > Microsoft Outlook Express 6 and locate it to proper DBX folder. (OE doesn’t support the use of DBX files). Whenever you receive a message, Outlook Express automatically saves it in .dbx file of the respective folder that it is representing.
This blog will explain you briefly how to extract email from Outlook Express DBX file
There are number of problems that occur while using Outlook Express especially when the database increases in size due to database compaction and increase in number of stored emails. This can corrupt its file database. Outlook Express was one of the earliest email clients to support HTML email and script. Many security flaws that do not have documented object model as Microsoft Outlook does. Due to these reasons, DBX files are export to PST file.
How To Extract DBX File Email From Outlook Express
Manual Method for Extracting DBX Emails : If you want to extract DBX emails using manual method then you need to import your Outlook Express files to Windows Live Mail.
There is no manual procedure to extract DBX emails from Outlook Express because it could be lengthy and is not easy to understand for normal users. The manual method is time consuming and may lose your important files. The blog suggests users to use one of the third party tools to do the extraction easily, which allows you to:-