OLEXP: How to Backup and Restore Outlook Express Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules

For information about differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.

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This article describes how to back up and restore your Blocked Senders list and other mail rules in Outlook Express 5 and later. If multiple Identities are in use for Outlook Express, these steps should be repeated for each Identity, and the backup data segregated accordingly. This will facilitate restoration of each Identity.

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WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys and Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

How to Back Up Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules

The Blocked Senders List

  1. Click
    Start
    , and then click
    Run
    .
  2. In the
    Open
    box, type
    regedit
    , and then click
    OK
    .
  3. Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{
    Identity Number
    }\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Block Senders
  4. On the
    Registry
    menu, click
    Export Registry File
    .
  5. In the
    Save In
    box, change the location to your desktop.
  6. In the
    File Name
    box, type
    blocked senders.reg
    (for the
    Block Senders
    key), and then click
    Save
    .

Other Mail Rules

  1. Click
    Start
    , and then click
    Run
    .
  2. In the
    Open
    box, type
    regedit
    , and then click
    OK
    .
  3. Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{
    Identity Number
    }\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Mail
  4. On the
    Registry
    menu, click
    Export Registry File
    .
  5. In the
    Save In
    box, change the location to your desktop.
  6. In the
    File Name
    box, type
    mail rules.reg
    (for the
    mail rules
    key), and then click
    Save
    .
  7. On the
    Registry
    menu, click
    Exit
    .
NOTE
: For additional protection, copy the registry key files from your desktop to any of the following locations:
  • Another partition on your computer.
  • A network location.
  • Some form of removable media.

How to Restore the Existing Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules to Function on the Newly Installed Operating System

  1. Open Outlook Express on the new computer, and complete the Internet Connection Wizard to set up your Identity and account information. If you had multiple identities in the previous installation, complete these steps for each Identity. To do this:
  2. Click
    Start
    , and then click
    Run
    .
  3. In the
    Open
    box, type
    notepad.exe
    .
  4. Click
    Open
    on the
    File
    menu, and then locate the Block Senders.reg file that you created.
  5. In the second line of text, select the text after "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identity\" that includes the braces {}. On the
    Edit
    menu, click
    Copy
    to copy this text to the Microsoft Windows Clipboard.
  6. On the
    Edit
    menu, click
    Replace
    . Click your pointer in the
    Find what
    box, and then click
    Paste
    on the
    Edit
    menu to paste the text into that box. Do not close the Notepad application until you are directed to do so later in this process.
  7. Start Registry Editor on the new computer (as in step 1 of "The Blocked Senders List" section), and locate the HKEY_Current_User\Identities folder. Double-click the
    User ID
    key in the right pane, and then click the
    Value
    data.
  8. Press CTRL+C to copy that value to the Windows Clipboard. Click
    Cancel
    to close the
    Edit String
    dialog box, and then close Registry Editor.
  9. In Notepad, click your point in the
    Replace with
    box, and press CTRL+V to paste the text. Click
    Replace All
    to replace all instances of the text strings.
  10. Scroll through the entire list to make sure that all registry keys have the new text string, rather than the old string. On the
    File
    menu, click
    Save
    , and then close Notepad.
  11. Double-click the
    Block Senders.reg
    file, and then click
    Yes
    when you are prompted: "Are you sure you want to..." to import the Block Senders list to the registry for the new computer.
  12. Follow steps 2 through 11 above on the mail rules.reg file to update that file with the new Identity information.
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Artikel-id: 276511 - Laatst bijgewerkt: 18 aug. 2003 - Revisie: 1

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