Transfering rules from Windows Mail to Outlook 2007

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Vincenzo, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Guest

    I'm upgrading to Outlook 2007 and want to transfer my email rules from
    Windows Mail - how can I do that?
    Vincenzo, Apr 18, 2007
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  2. After you install Outlook
    WinMail can export to Outlook (Exchange).
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 18, 2007
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  3. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Guest


    why would I want to do that? I've upgraded to Outlook 2007 - and that
    program will allow me to import rules into it. I just need to know where Mail
    stores the rules - is it a file or just in the registry. If it is just in the
    registry then how can I transfer them to Outlook 2007.


    Vincenzo, Apr 19, 2007

  4. I missed the word 'rules'. Sorry.
    WinMail stores them in the Registry. I don't think there's a way to
    transfer them to Outlook. The two programs are handled by different
    programming teams that don't cooperate with each other.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 19, 2007
  5. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Guest

    Thanks for the info Frank,

    So if I've got this right I've got to find a way to export the rules from
    Windows Mail to Outlook Exchange. Then can I export the rules from Outlook
    Exchange to Outlook 2007?

    Unfortunately I'm being a bit thick about this so you might need to spell
    out what I need to do - especially if I've got to find a copy of Outlook

    Many thanks,

    Vincenzo, Apr 19, 2007

  6. I don't know any way to export the rules. But you don't need a copy of
    Exchange. When exporting you choose Exchange and then Outlook.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Apr 19, 2007
  7. As Frank says, message rules are stored in the registry, there's no way to
    export or import them. As to Outlook Exchange, that line should read
    Outlook/Exchange which means Outlook or Exchange (Outlook is the supplied
    email client with Exchange Server, Microsoft's email server system).

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    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I], Apr 25, 2007
  8. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Guest


    Thanks for the message. So there's nothing I can do at all to get these
    rules out of Mail and into something else?


    Vincenzo, Apr 28, 2007
  9. The rules are in the registry (see and you
    can export the registry keys, but I don't know how Outlook handles the


    Steve Cochran, May 2, 2007
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