When eBay still used Microsoft's Passport, I registered an account through my Hotmail address. Today, I switched the eBay email address from Hotmail to my Pirillo one.
Now I had all this eBay email sitting in my Hotmail account – and I wanted to get it into Outlook with the least amount of fuss. Windows Live Mail was no help (and a performance dog to boot), but you can access your Hotmail account through Outlook Express easily enough.
I then tried to export my Hotmail messages through Outlook Express's data export tool – to no avail. It only wants to export items sitting in the default Inbox (not in any subsequent account inboxes, even though they may be selected at the time the feature is invoked). Lame.
I tried dragging and dropping a message icon to the desktop, then into Outlook – or directly into Outlook – but it was in an incompatible format.
The solution to the problem is simple: select all the messages in Outlook Express that you'd care to import into Outlook, then press CTRL+F to forward them to your email address. When you receive that message in Outlook, you'll see all those messages as separate attachments – ready to drag & drop directly into any Outlook folder of your choosing.