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Outlook 2003: export accounts settings

Hello:

I need to transfer my Outlook 2003 to another PC, but I can't export the
accounts settings.

Any information about how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

H Costa.


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Hello:

I need to transfer my Outlook 2003 to another PC, but I can't export the
accounts settings.

Any information about how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

H Costa.

I setup an account for my gmail. In 'Server Information', I typed in
'pop.gmail.com' for 'Incoming mail server'. But after I close outlook,
it sets it to 'localhost'.
However, the outgoing mail server looks OK.
Anyone could help me on this? I am new to outlook 2003, and it looks
great, but I don't want to reset the mail server every time.
Thank you.
Ming

I have windows vista home premium using outlook 2003 and use two pop
accounts. I recently had outlook crashing and freezing. Microsoft helped me
create a new user and delete the old outlook account.
After setting up my e-mail accounts one account works fine but the second
account successfully completes the "test account settings" the test message
is sent and received. But when I try to use the account I can't send
messages. I get an instant reply undeliverable: System administrator
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. The
following recipient(s) could not be reached: I get this message no matter who
I send the message to.
This account does receive messages.
the next problem may be better addressed in another question but.
I am also not able to access the music, pictures or video files while
attempting to attach a file to a message.

I use and love Outlook. However, I may be what is considered a "power user",
and I own my own mail server and domain. Lets call the domain "mydomain.com".

I dislike spam. Because I own my own domain and mail server, I generate a
unique, random email address for each specific use. Every web site, every
bank account, every contact I have generated a unique email address on my
server. I only use each address for one specific purpose. That way if I
ever get spam, I know which entity leaked my email address, and I only have
to change one address/web site account instead of all of them.

Over time, I have accumulated about 150 email accounts, each serving a
unique purpose. Outlook 2007, with a single PST file, is configured to pull
from all 150 email accounts on my local email server.

I need a way to export my account settings in case I ever need to reinstall.
I've read in other threads this is not available, and this seems quite
unfortunate for an otherwise very good program. Regenerating passwords for
150 mail accounts should I happen to lose my Outlook account settings is not
acceptable. Re entering 150 mail accounts into outlook account settings is
not acceptable. Saying that I'm unique and most people don't do this, well,
that may be true, but that isn't acceptable either. There NEEDS to be a way
to export the Outlook 2007 account settings. So please, Microsoft, get to
work on it. Thanks.

I use and love Outlook. However, I may be what is considered a "power user",
and I own my own mail server and domain. Lets call the domain "mydomain.com".

I dislike spam. Because I own my own domain and mail server, I generate a
unique, random email address for each specific use. Every web site, every
bank account, every contact I have generated a unique email address on my
server. I only use each address for one specific purpose. That way if I
ever get spam, I know which entity leaked my email address, and I only have
to change one address/web site account instead of all of them.

Over time, I have accumulated about 150 email accounts, each serving a
unique purpose. Outlook 2007, with a single PST file, is configured to pull
from all 150 email accounts on my local email server.

I need a way to export my account settings in case I ever need to reinstall.
I've read in other threads this is not available, and this seems quite
unfortunate for an otherwise very good program. Regenerating passwords for
150 mail accounts should I happen to lose my Outlook account settings is not
acceptable. Re entering 150 mail accounts into outlook account settings is
not acceptable. Saying that I'm unique and most people don't do this, well,
that may be true, but that isn't acceptable either. There NEEDS to be a way
to export the Outlook 2007 account settings. So please, Microsoft, get to
work on it. Thanks.

i transfered my outlook 2003 email account to a new comp but do not see my
old emails. how can i transfer all my emails on my old comp to my new one.
the outlook on my new comp works fine now but i cant see all the emails i
recived last week. i only see the ones i recieved yesterday.

Just began having problem opening emails in my Outlook 2003 IMAP account.  "error in IMAP command UID FETCH: Unknown parameter RFC822.PEEK".  Have to mark each message for downlaod before individually and wait for the download to be able to open.  Any ideas?

Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST file?

Thanks,
Roee.

Is there a way to Export and Import mail account settings, like you can do
in Outlook Express, so easily?

I need to do this between Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2003 machines.

Cheers

ss.

I have had my (paid) hotmail account setup to Outlook 2003 successfully for
some time. I am not sure if a file became corrupted during an update or what
but now Outlook crashes whenever the hotmail account is set up. I have tried
everything including downloading the 'connector' driver and it still crashes.
I can't find anything anywhere on this.

How can I export account settings from outlook 2007 so I can import them
again when reinstalling windows from scratch?
Can't seem to find an answer anywhere...
Thnx
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In OutlookExpress one can easily export/import account setting at the click
of a button. I have searched high and low and cannot find this in Outlook
(2003). How can I make a backup of my account settings, so I can restore
them at a later point in time?

Part2: Based on the proposed method, how would I restore them when needed?

Thank you,

QB


"Wolf" wrote:

> BTW,
>
> I forgot to say it on the previous post: it is possible to export the
> Outlook Email Accounts direct from the Registry and import it back on the
> other installation. To do this open the Regedit and go to:
>
> [HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows Messaging SubsystemProfilesOutlook
>
> Note: "S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx" is your GUID, which will
> differ for each installation.
>
> Edit or delete entries as you need, then export the entire key to a file and
> import it into your new installation!
>
> If you use this method to move the settings to another PC, make sure you do
> a search and replace on the xxxxx as your GUID will be different.
>
> It's usually a good idea to back up the existing key on the new PC before
> deleting it. Remember to always make a registry backup first and just be
> careful in there!
>
> It works for me all the time. My "FULL backup procedure" is simple:
>
> 1) Save the PST file (which is your Post Office file, containing all the
> e-mails, calendar, address book, etc)
> 2) Export your RULES
> 3) Export the aforementioned Registry Key
>
> To import it on another installation is simple (just a few more steps):
>
> 1) Open Outlook at least ONCE, and DO NOT create an e-mail account a this
> time. Just follow the start up screens until it is done.
> 2) Find out the location of your PST file (go to TOOLS -> ACCOUNT SETTINGS
> -> DATA FILES). Take a note of the PST file location.
> 3) Close Outlook (don't minimize, CLOSE IT).
> 4) Go to the folder where the PST file is located and DELETE IT, replacing
> it by your own backup copy
> 5) Open the REGEDIT and import the KEY with your email accounts settings
> (make sure you have changed the GUID on the backup file as explained above)
> 6) Open Outlook again. Don't be scared if it gives you an error message.
> Just ignore it and close the message window. Outlook will open with all your
> e-mails and accounts already restored.
> 7) Import the RULES back (TOOLS -> RULES AND ALERTS -> OPTIONS -> IMPORT
> RULES). Note that you may have to "adjust" some rules in very rare cases. In
> most cases you just need to re-enable them.
> 8) As your PST file uses "direct access" to link some "shortcuts", the
> Address Book link will probably be lost (but all the addresses you have are
> still there). To fix it just delete the EMPTY address book on the tree and
> link yours using the address book tool to fix the shortcuts (TOOLS -> ADDRESS
> BOOK).
>
> It is pretty much simple this procedure and it may takes 15 minutes only of
> your time (a lot less than develop a solution for that).
>
> I've been thinking myself to create an automated tool for the task, but as
> I've said: it is so fast to do it by hand (and failure free) that doesn't
> make sense on my case to develop a tool for the task. However, I'd love to
> see someone else doing the job (maybe YOU, Galen?). If someone wants to
> develop a tool I'd like to help. Just drop me a line and I can provide lots
> of information about Outlook tricks...
>
> Hope this post have helped someone else.
>
> -- Wolf

Actually I had real problems with replacing the key using regedit, Wolf. I
carefully exported my W7 laptop key to a file then edited it so the GUID was
the same as the one on my desktop. I saved it to a thumb drive, stuck it in
my desktop and tried to replace the key. All I got was error messages.
After an hour of frustration I simply loaded Acronis, saved the Outlook data
and restored it on the desktop. I hate to launch a bloated program for such
a simple job.

Don

In OutlookExpress one can easily export/import account setting at the click
of a button. I have searched high and low and cannot find this in Outlook
(2003). How can I make a backup of my account settings, so I can restore
them at a later point in time?

Part2: Based on the proposed method, how would I restore them when needed?

Thank you,

QB

We had an exchange 2000 enterprise server with around 50 mailboxes.All our users have outlook 2003 standard edition installed onto their machines.we have configured POP3 account in outlook for all the users.POP3 account is configured  in a way to keep a copy of messages on the server.
Last week we did a transistion to exchange 2007 i.e we installed an exchange 2007 standard server(with client access,mailbox,hub transport server roles) and moved all the mailboxes from exchange 2000 to exchange 2007 server.Later exchange 2000 server was decommisioned.
Now as the hostname and ip address of the mailserver is changed we have to change the same in POP3 account configred in outlook 2003(i.e the incoming and outgoing server setting in outlook 2003)
As we change these settings in outlook 2003 client and click on send/receive it downloads all the mails from the new server again (so all my users end up with two copies of the same mails in outlook 2003 client).
Please le us know if there is any solution for this problem so that after changing the settings in outlook it should not download the same mails again.

Regards

Tushar

Hello. Cannot send or receive mail from a POP account (MSN, actually) using
settings identical to the ones I'm successfully using in Outlook 2003. I've
been using them for years, and have them memorized, so I know they're
correct. Some specifics:

Incoming: pop3.email.msn.com
Outgoing: smtp.email.msn.com
User Name: @msn.com
SPA selected
Firewall off, no Anti-virus running

When testing the account settings, receiving mail fails instantly, with the
message 'e-mail server rejected your login with SPA'. (Deselecting SPA
results in the password request dialog box appearing time after time.) This
appears to me to be an issue with the Outlook beta itself, not individual
mail settings.

Also, I've seen several questions regarding this issue, and no helpful
answers, so I offer some criticism here, to Microsoft MVPs especially. This
is your job, so save the sarcastic comments and withering cutdowns for
another forum and try to provide some knowledgeable insights. And offer
multiple routes for rectifying a user's issue, to cut down on back and forth
postings.

In response to another posting asking the same question as the one above, an
MVP replied, 'Try reconfiguring your mail settings'. That isn't helpful in
the slightest. Why even bother answering if that's what you have to offer?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much.

i am trying to set up a hotmail account on microsoft outlook 2003 /the
account is set up but when i make send receive i get an error message saying
that connection on server can not be established please the hotmail account
set up and make a subscription/note that i do not have another email account
setup on office outlook

Just had a large crash on one of my computers, saved most of what I could so
far. To my surprise I have just come to the conclusion that their is NO .pst
file on this harddrive to back up the email/accounts/settings.

I am still able to access the whole drive (it has not been formatted) using
the drive via external. I tired just for the heck of it to load up Outlook
2003, but of course it wont.

My question is; Is their any files that hold all this information without a
..pst? Can I copy folders/sections of the old Outlook Directory into my new
one?

Wishfully thinking and thanks in advance for responses.

Hi!

I need to find documentation on how to write an application to setup a
new email account in Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2003. Where Outlook
store those account settings (email, password, pop server, smtp
server)? How is the file layout? I couldn't find a paper explaining
how/where email accounts can be handled and stored.

Fernando Tasso
Intersix Technologies

A friend of mine has Outlook 2003. He has multiple email addresses and would
like to have all the email go into one inbox, and have just one calendar, one
contact list etc.

Originally, he had an MSN MAPI email account through his DSL provider and it
was routed to Outlook. When he added a new email account to Outlook (POP3
tied to his web site), he now has two inboxes (one associated with each email
account), two calendars and two contact lists (in the Folder View you can see
the one set of folders associated with the MSN email account and the other
associated with the newly added email account under "Personal Folders").How
can he consolidate his Outlook into one set of folders so there are not two
separate calendars, two separate contact lists and so on? Thanks!

~Carol

I'm using Outlook 2003. It's set up as a POP account. I've selected the
"remember password" option. For the last week when I open up Outlook it
prompts me for my password. This also happens once I've entered it and the
application has been open for a while. I'm not sure why I'm being prompted
for a password when it's set to remember mine. I'd appreciate any help.

Is there any reason why after a couple of days when I try to open my
Outlook it again runs the wizard to set up my account. When I check
Control Panel > Mail my account isn't there anymore, so I have to set
everything back up connecting with the company's Exchange server.
Thanks
yaro

Reading through this forum, it appears that Outlook 2007 provides no way for
me to copy account settings from one computer to another. Wow. I find that
astounding.

It's becoming painfully clear to me that I'm using an email client that
wasn't intended for small business and personal use.

Can someone recommend an rich email client that supports POP3/SMTP, custom
folders, archiving, and rules?

Thanks,
Sean

Hello all,

I'm really struggling to find a solution to my problem, so hopefully someone
here will have some thoughts. I am the IT Manager for a company with c.160
staff and want to enable AutoArchiving on all user's accounts. We use
Outlook 2003 for everyone and Exchange 2003 SP2 on the server.

I have set all the settings I want using Group Policy and these have applied
successfully to all machines. I have also used a registry file (that ran at
logon) to change the location of the Archive.pst file. So, AutoArchiving is
"working" correctly in effect, but none of the sub-folders beneath the Inbox
are archiving. The majority of our staff have in excess of 50 sub-folders
(some many more).

I have found that this is because when a new folder is created under the
Inbox, it's default setting (when you right-click on it, get Properties and
look at the AutoArchive tab) is "Do not archive items in this folder". Now,
I know that I can go into Options > Other > AutoArchive and click the button
"Apply these settings to all folders now" to sort this out, but there are
two problems with this ... 1. Because we use Group Policy to control many of
the settings in Options, this is greyed out to all users so we would have to
disable the GPO or move them to a different OU in Active Directory to get
this option enabled (which with 160 staff is just not an option) and 2. By
clicking this button things would be sorted out for now, but as soon as they
create new folders, the new ones will never get archived until the button is
pushed again.

So, what I would like to be able to do, is leave a command/call a batch
script in everyone's login script that does whatever pushing that button
does. This way, each time they log on, we would be able to ensure that ALL
folders beneath the Inbox will be archived.

This is a serious request because we are rapidly running out of disk space
on the database partition on the Exchange server, the company is growing
rapidly and there is a demand for increased mailbox sizes (we're already at
between 300MB - 500MB per user), so archiving off to their home directories
would be a godsend.

Please does anyone have any ideas of how this would be feasible? If it can't
be done on logon, can it be done each time Outlook launches? I have seen a
couple of posts on the web that are similar to mine, but they require
programming in C++ or Delphi to create a workaround. I'm an IT Manager, not
a programmer, so this really isn't an option for me.

Looking forward to any ideas!

Thanks very much in advance,
Robert Stokes

IT Manager
Audley Travel


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