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I am running Outlook 2003 and it won't save my incoming mail server. As soon
as I shutdown or log out and then go back into Outlook the incoming mail
server is 127.0.0.1 and not what it is suppose to be. Any suggestions?


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How can I save my various email account settings for use on a new PC, rather
than having to input everything again?

I am running Outlook 2007 on Windows Vista.

Many thanks.


Hello,

Is there a way I can save account settings, including the accounts themselves, so that I can reinstall them after replacing a hard drive?  Also, is there a way to save personal settings, like default reminder times, views, etc.?  And finally, can I save blocked and safe senders for reinstalling?

I am using Outlook as part of Office 2007 SP2 on XPSP3.

Thanks, Bob

Just installed Office pro 2007 on Vista laptop and Outlook wont accept
account setting.Error says operation failed because of registry or
installation problem. restart and try again.If persists then re install.
do I have to re install or any other reason why I cannot set up account
settings to start receiving email?
please help

Just installed Office pro 2007 on Vista laptop and Outlook wont accept
account setting.Error says operation failed because of registry or
installation problem. restart and try again.If persists then re install.
do I have to re install or any other reason why I cannot set up account
settings to start receiving email?
please help

It wont stay when placed into the account set-up. It asks to enter everytime
send-receive is pressed. When I went back into accoutn setup, it was gone.
It asks me over, and over, every time, even though I checked save password
(or remember) in setup, and everytime it asks me in the send-recieve pop-up.

I have read so many posts suggesting the same article and the same fixes it's
like Ground Hog's Day!

We have so much brain power in here, I am suprised we cannot come up with a
fix for an apparent common problem.

2003, 2007, xp, vista no matter, this thing just WON'T REMEMBER PASSWORD for
many of us, we should be able to figure this out - lets put our collective
craniums
together here

My particular setup is XP, Outlook 2003 on an HP Pavillion Laptop, no Domain
(but, had one in the past!)

You really good troubleshooters have to be getting BORED of the same old
questions.

It'll be a breath of fresh air to actually find a solution that is NOT
already on the MS site's pool of "Knowledge" .

I have Created a new profile.
Tried the Registry fix.
Even reloaded Outlook,
AND reloaded the entire XP!

Did everything in the MS thread with the multiple possibilities.
AS DID everyone in here, apparently.

....but, there is obviously some snake still hiding in Mr. Gates' garden that
keeps biting several of us!

Something we are missing.

Like House always says "DIFFERENTIAL!"

We need to pull the brains of all the people haing this trouble together.
There are several threads on this topic, BUT none have come to resolution.
All suggesting the same basic moves, but to no avail.

Is there a place where passwords hide, that might have an old, different one
stored from a past implementation, like if the PC was once on a Domain?

SoMeThInG?!?

Thanks
Nick

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.

Ok but Outlook doesn't appear on my wizard menu of settings being
transferred. I can add by pointing to the right folder, except I am not sure
which folder the account settings are in. Where does Outlook put these?
Thanks!

"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Bman wrote:
>
> > Where can you find the "Save My Settings Wizard"? Are you talking
> > about the files and settings transfer wizard under system tools for
> > xp?
>
> Start>All Programs>Microsoft Office Tools>Save My Settings Wizard
> --
> Brian Tillman
>

Hi Anyone. I would just like to know if this will save all my current emails
as well as i intend to reformat but need all contact deatils and email for
reference

"Robert Findlay [MSFT]" wrote:

> To backup your E-mail, Contacts, Calendar and anything else stored in
> Outlook you need to backup the Personal Folder File (.pst). To locate the
> path to the file or files in use Open Outlook and go to File -> Data File
> Management. This will display all of the .pst files being used in Outlook.
> Now you can select the .pst file and click Open Folder and it will open the
> folder that contains the .pst file(s). From here you can copy the file(s)
> to a safe location (CD or another harddrive) until you done formatting. As
> for the account settings you will need to manually record the account
> settings as there is no way to save it out of Outlook automatically.
>
> I hope this information is helpful.
>
> Robert Findlay
> Partner Technical Lead -- BizApps
> Microsoft Technical Support for Platforms and Business Applications
>
>
>

Just installed Office 2007 on a Windows XP Pro machine.

Trying to restore the settings saved by the Office 2003 "save my setting
wizard".

Office 2007 does not appear to have this well established method of
transferring the settings!

Anyone know any different? or do I have to type in a dozen accounts
settings and a large number of rules?

BR
Don C

First, I have heard that there is an .ini file you can use to customize what
is backed up by the Save My Settings Wizard. If this is true, can I modify
this .ini file to ONLY backup my Outlook email account settings?

Second, if I can do # 1, is it possible to save this .ini file as a custom
file and then run the settings wizard using my custom .ini file? If so, how?

Thanks,
Richard

Hi,

I needed to transfer all of my email activity over to my laptop
(Vista) whilst I did a fresh install on my desktop (XP) and used the
Save My Settings wizard to copy across all the relevant data,
including account settings etc to save me manually re-entering all my
email account details.

Unfortunately, this also saved the "paths" to my personal folders so
that Outlook on my laptop is now looking for my personal folders as if
it was my desktop, and obviously can't find them.

It invites me to specify a new path to my personal folders, but being
Vista I can't seem to find them.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office on the laptop but that
didn't help. The wrong "path" info is still there, so it won't even
launch.

I'd be grateful for any help with this as I'm pretty much stuck until
I can get it sorted.

Thanks in advance

Paul

Swifty, here in the future four years after your reply to TF, I have searched
for and can not find your answer to MJD re exporting email settings. I'm
using WIndows XP and Outlook 2003. Can you point me to the reply you
mentioned.
--
Harris S. Freeman
former Alliance Manger
now Professional Live Coach
www.actuallypossible.com

"Swifty" wrote:

> Hi TF,
> Please read my reply to MJD titled 'Save Everything' -
> I typed up a lot of info that should answer your question. in that info -
> for you, just click 'Settings only' in the procedure I wrote for MJD - that
> will save just settings.
>
> Swifty
>
> "TF" wrote:
>
> > I'd like to move my Outlook 2003 data (emails & email accouts) to a new
> > machine. I can export to pst file but how do I transfer the POP3 email
> > account settings?

Can i schedule the save my settings wizard to do a regular backup?
I just want to backup the outlook pst file and a regular base without user
intervention.

"Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Actually, you can use the Save My Settings Wizard to back up Outlook mail
> account settings and other settings stored in the registry.
>
> --
> Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
> Author of
> Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
> Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
> http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx
>
>
> "Robert Findlay [MSFT]" wrote in message
> news:2SKRfl$IFHA.1140@TK2MSFTNGXA02.phx.gbl...
> > To backup your E-mail, Contacts, Calendar and anything else stored in
> > Outlook you need to backup the Personal Folder File (.pst). To locate the
> > path to the file or files in use Open Outlook and go to File -> Data File
> > Management. This will display all of the .pst files being used in Outlook.
> > Now you can select the .pst file and click Open Folder and it will open
> > the
> > folder that contains the .pst file(s). From here you can copy the file(s)
> > to a safe location (CD or another harddrive) until you done formatting. As
> > for the account settings you will need to manually record the account
> > settings as there is no way to save it out of Outlook automatically.
> >
> > I hope this information is helpful.
> >
> > Robert Findlay
> > Partner Technical Lead -- BizApps
> > Microsoft Technical Support for Platforms and Business Applications
> >
> >
>
>
>

One headache for people who have to use many different email accounts
is recreating them everytime they have a new installation of OUtlook.
CAn is save the settings to a file and recreate them on another
outlook installation?

I am trying to solve a settings problem for a friend of mine who is using
Outlook 2003 and Verizon DSL. The PC is running XP SP2

When I go through the wizard for the POP3 email settings, all the
information is entered correctly for the Server Information for the
incoming/outgoing mail server. Everything works fine when testing the
account settings and the info is saved. The problem is that everytime
Outlook is closed or the PC is rebooted and Outlook is re-opened, the
incoming mail server defaults back to "localhost". The settings for Incoming
mail server has to be re-entered. In addition, after User Name, it appends
the username with "/incoming.verizon.net" and that has to be deleted along
with re-entering the POP3 info. Verizon claims that it is a mail client
issue (I doubt it) and will not provide support. Any ideas on how to resolve
this problem?

I have been doing a lot of reading on Outlook 2007 and have yet to find an
answer to my question. Since the "Save My Settings Wizard" is not available
in Outlook 2007, where are the settings stored? Is there a way to back them
up so I do not need to type in all of my email accounts information again? I
upgraded from 2003 and all my settings remained. I was then having a problem
with McAfee and completely uninstalled Office 2007. When I corrected the
McAfee issue, I reinstalled Office 2007 but had to manually enter all 12 of
my email accounts back in. I do have my settings in an ops file from 2003,
but there was no way to import them since the settings wizard is gone. The
settings have to be stored somewhere besides the pst data file... Just not
sure where.

Thanks

Outlook 2000 on XP wont save email account passwords even after checking the
"save password" box. Passwords must be typed in after Outlook 2000 has been
closed

In outlook2003 there is a save my settings option is there a way to save the
OL2007 settings so if I reinstall I dont have to set up all the accounts in
Outlook again?

Gary

I wanted to save the list of all news groups in an OE news account folder
so I can retrieve it later in a new installation of IE / OE.
I noticed that "File-Import-News Account Settings..." exist, hoping that
those "...Settings..." include all groups I subscribed to under one news
account folder. But then, I noticed that "File-Export-" does not incl. a
comparable export of the "News Account Settings...". This looks odd.

Anyway, any idea how to save the above, and preferably all OE settings,
so it can be retrieved latter?

Thanks,
David

The save password setting is not retained in Outlook 2002 for Windows 7. I
already went thought all 3 methods in Microsoft's Knowledge Base 290684
including deleting the user account information in the registry and nothing
helped.

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.

One headache for people who have to use many different email accounts
is recreating them everytime they have a new installation of OUtlook.
CAn is save the settings to a file and recreate them on another
outlook installation?

I have Vista and Office for Small Business 2007. Within the last 24 hours, my
e-mails stopped being sent through Outlook. I've tried everything with the
ISP and everything seems correct. Even the test Account Settings says that
both the incoming and sent test e-mails were completed (I get an e-mail every
time).

But, when I send an e-mail, it still wont send. Also, lots of updates to
Office happened today and wondering if there is a MAJOR conflict somewhere.
I'm getting Install Code errors 80070490 and 80070103. as well as a
0x800106ba error.

YOUR HELP WOULD BE AWESOME!

Hi all
I have a pst file and a settings file from 2003 that i need to
inport into 2007. I have about 40 seperate email accounts and while i
can get the pst file into 2007 ok, i cant seem to find anyway of
getting all my email account settings moved over.
The machine that had office 2003 on had the hard drive fatally
crash but i had the pst file backed up and the account settings saved
using the utility in 2003. My new machine still has xp but now has
office 2007.
How can i use the settings file as the utility that uses it in
2003 seems to be missing in 2007, what did they replace it with.
Thanks for any help, i no longer have all the setttings for
some of the email accounts apart from in the settings file.


"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


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