How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook 2007

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Steven Papier

I'm running Outlook Exchange, and I would like to export my email account

settings for several POP accounts from one computer to another.
 
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DL

Outlook has no native export/import of account settings

The Save Settings wizard available in various versions of win invariably

causes issues with Outlook.

"Steven Papier" <logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> I'm running Outlook Exchange, and I would like to export my email account
> settings for several POP accounts from one computer to another.
 
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Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert

Re: How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook2007

On 3/2/2010 6:20 AM, DL wrote:
> Outlook has no native export/import of account settings
> The Save Settings wizard available in various versions of win invariably
> causes issues with Outlook.

> "Steven Papier"<logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:46D40762-D140-4D17-8B63-1E4E3D09E25F@microsoft.com...
> > I'm running Outlook Exchange, and I would like to export my email account
> > settings for several POP accounts from one computer to another.


>


Has anyone tested simply doing an export of

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

that stores Outlook settings and importing that into registry on another

computer? PST files would have to be reconnected, but the rest of things

should work.

I'll test this.

Leonid S. Knyshov

 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"Steven Papier" <logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> I'm running Outlook Exchange, and I would like to export my email account
> settings for several POP accounts from one computer to another.


Even if you were able to export the Exchange account settings, they'd be no

use to you for a POP account. What settings do you believe you need to

export?

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Steven Papier

Re: How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook 2

"" wrote:


> "Steven Papier" <logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:46D40762-D140-4D17-8B63-1E4E3D09E25F@microsoft.com...
>
> > I'm running Outlook Exchange, and I would like to export my email account
> > settings for several POP accounts from one computer to another.


> Even if you were able to export the Exchange account settings, they'd be no
> use to you for a POP account. What settings do you believe you need to
> export?
> >

>


I have several POP accounts configured in Outlook. I'd like to export them

from one computer and important them into another.
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
Re: How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook 2

"Steven Papier" <logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> I have several POP accounts configured in Outlook. I'd like to export them
> from one computer and important them into another.


You said originally you were using Exchange. Now you say you're using POP.

Why the inconsistency?

Outlook has no way to export accounts. It's conceivable you could export the

registry setting that Mr. Knyshov mentions, and add that to the registry on

the other computer, but it will still require visiting each mail account and

reestablishing the credentials because the passwords definitely do not

transfer.

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Bob-Alamo, CA

Re: How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook 2

I've been down this road as well and found nothing as Brian says. Spent more

time trying to find an "easy" way than it took to just do it. If your

problem is you can't remember your passwords then you've got a real problem

and you have to solve that first with your various providers. Nothing I know

of will solve that for you. I actually created a small spreadsheet with all

the variables, filled it in for each account the then re-created them on the

new machine.

Bob

"" wrote:


> "Steven Papier" <logicbully-biteme@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:8B50FFF8-07CA-47F1-827C-ED80C164C62B@microsoft.com...
>
> > I have several POP accounts configured in Outlook. I'd like to export them
> > from one computer and important them into another.


> You said originally you were using Exchange. Now you say you're using POP.
> Why the inconsistency?

> Outlook has no way to export accounts. It's conceivable you could export the
> registry setting that Mr. Knyshov mentions, and add that to the registry on
> the other computer, but it will still require visiting each mail account and
> reestablishing the credentials because the passwords definitely do not
> transfer.
> >

> .
>
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
Re: How do I export and import email account settings in Outlook 2

"Bob-Alamo, CA" <BobAlamoCA> wrote in message

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> I've been down this road as well and found nothing as Brian says. Spent
> more
> time trying to find an "easy" way than it took to just do it. If your
> problem is you can't remember your passwords then you've got a real problem
> and you have to solve that first with your various providers. Nothing I
> know
> of will solve that for you. I actually created a small spreadsheet with all
> the variables, filled it in for each account the then re-created them on the
> new machine.


IN addition to a manual method, there are free "password vaults" available on

the Internet that will allow you to create a secure file where you can store

your passwords and transfer that file to a new PC when needed. It won't fill

in passwords, but it will allow you to remember them.

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