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Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. #1


    jajeesh Guest

    Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    I have the new Microsoft Office Enterprise package which includes Outlook
    2007. This upgrade has forced me to move my mail program from Windows Mail
    where I've already had to recreate all my message rules from OE6 that were on
    my old PC. I cannot go back to that old PC. Please save me from having to
    create my message rules yet again! It's taken me months! How do I get the
    Message Rules data from Windows Mail and import them to Outlook 2007? Per
    another post I found I should export
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail but there is no such file
    in AppData location. It is unfortunate that Windows Mail has ways to export
    Contacts and Messages but not Rules. Anyone have a clue how to do this?????
    Being a nwbie to Vista I could use a step by step instruction on how this is
    done. Thanks!


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  2. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    I know of no way to transfer OE/WM message rules to Outlook.
    Those two programs are just too dissimilar.

    Why do you say "forced"? You could just stay with WM instead
    of switching to Outlook.

    Gary VanderMolen

    "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:7F0E0660-9E27-402E-B670-BB4F9DFDCA93@xxxxxx

    > I have the new Microsoft Office Enterprise package which includes Outlook
    > 2007. This upgrade has forced me to move my mail program from Windows Mail
    > where I've already had to recreate all my message rules from OE6 that were on
    > my old PC. I cannot go back to that old PC. Please save me from having to
    > create my message rules yet again! It's taken me months! How do I get the
    > Message Rules data from Windows Mail and import them to Outlook 2007? Per
    > another post I found I should export
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail but there is no such file
    > in AppData location. It is unfortunate that Windows Mail has ways to export
    > Contacts and Messages but not Rules. Anyone have a clue how to do this?????
    > Being a nwbie to Vista I could use a step by step instruction on how this is
    > done. Thanks!



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  3. #3


    jajeesh Guest

    Re: Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    I am forced because although I made winmail my default, outlook still comes
    up asking for server passwords and opening from whenever I click an email
    link from a message. I cannot uninstall outlook from office as it seems to be
    a built in component of Office Enterprise. I read that Windows Mail was
    intended to be a predecessor of Outlook 2007, so I'm confused as to why they
    wouldn't make it carry over. I would much prefer to stay with Windows Mail.
    If you know another way to uninstall OE 2007 from Office, please let me know.

    Jacquie

    "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:

    > I know of no way to transfer OE/WM message rules to Outlook.
    > Those two programs are just too dissimilar.
    >
    > Why do you say "forced"? You could just stay with WM instead
    > of switching to Outlook.
    >
    > Gary VanderMolen
    >
    > "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:7F0E0660-9E27-402E-B670-BB4F9DFDCA93@xxxxxx

    > > I have the new Microsoft Office Enterprise package which includes Outlook
    > > 2007. This upgrade has forced me to move my mail program from Windows Mail
    > > where I've already had to recreate all my message rules from OE6 that were on
    > > my old PC. I cannot go back to that old PC. Please save me from having to
    > > create my message rules yet again! It's taken me months! How do I get the
    > > Message Rules data from Windows Mail and import them to Outlook 2007? Per
    > > another post I found I should export
    > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail but there is no such file
    > > in AppData location. It is unfortunate that Windows Mail has ways to export
    > > Contacts and Messages but not Rules. Anyone have a clue how to do this?????
    > > Being a nwbie to Vista I could use a step by step instruction on how this is
    > > done. Thanks!
    >
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    Hal Hostetler [MVP P/I] Guest

    Re: Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    'Control panel|Programs and Features|Microsoft Office|Change|Add or Remove
    Features', click Microsoft Office Outlook, click "Not Available", and click
    "Continue". This will remove Outlook 2007 and leave the rest of the Office
    2007 suite alone. Windows Mail, like Outlook Express before it, has
    absolutely NOTHING to do with Office Outlook. WM came from the division
    that made Outlook Express and the ONLY thing OE has ever had in common with
    Office Outlook is the name. Beyond that, they are complete strangers. What
    you read about WM being a "predecessor of Outlook 2007" is pure fiction.

    Hal
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    "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9716B57A-9829-464D-81BE-BEFF52825E18@xxxxxx read about WM
    being a

    > I am forced because although I made winmail my default, outlook still
    comes

    > up asking for server passwords and opening from whenever I click an email
    > link from a message. I cannot uninstall outlook from office as it seems to
    be

    > a built in component of Office Enterprise. I read that Windows Mail was
    > intended to be a predecessor of Outlook 2007, so I'm confused as to why
    they

    > wouldn't make it carry over. I would much prefer to stay with Windows
    Mail.

    > If you know another way to uninstall OE 2007 from Office, please let me
    know.

    >
    > Jacquie
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    > > I know of no way to transfer OE/WM message rules to Outlook.
    > > Those two programs are just too dissimilar.
    > >
    > > Why do you say "forced"? You could just stay with WM instead
    > > of switching to Outlook.
    > >
    > > Gary VanderMolen
    > >
    > > "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7F0E0660-9E27-402E-B670-BB4F9DFDCA93@xxxxxx

    > > > I have the new Microsoft Office Enterprise package which includes
    Outlook

    > > > 2007. This upgrade has forced me to move my mail program from Windows
    Mail

    > > > where I've already had to recreate all my message rules from OE6 that
    were on

    > > > my old PC. I cannot go back to that old PC. Please save me from having
    to

    > > > create my message rules yet again! It's taken me months! How do I get
    the

    > > > Message Rules data from Windows Mail and import them to Outlook 2007?
    Per

    > > > another post I found I should export
    > > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail but there is no such
    file

    > > > in AppData location. It is unfortunate that Windows Mail has ways to
    export

    > > > Contacts and Messages but not Rules. Anyone have a clue how to do
    this?????

    > > > Being a nwbie to Vista I could use a step by step instruction on how
    this is

    > > > done. Thanks!
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >


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  5. #5


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Transferring Message Rules to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    If after implementing Hal's advice, you still have trouble when
    clicking on an email link, do the following:
    Go to Default Programs (which you can get to either from
    Control Panel or from the Start menu). Click on "Set your default
    programs" and wait for it to populate. Click Windows Mail.
    Click "Set this program as default."
    That should fix it.

    Gary VanderMolen


    "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:9716B57A-9829-464D-81BE-BEFF52825E18@xxxxxx

    > I am forced because although I made winmail my default, outlook still comes
    > up asking for server passwords and opening from whenever I click an email
    > link from a message. I cannot uninstall outlook from office as it seems to be
    > a built in component of Office Enterprise. I read that Windows Mail was
    > intended to be a predecessor of Outlook 2007, so I'm confused as to why they
    > wouldn't make it carry over. I would much prefer to stay with Windows Mail.
    > If you know another way to uninstall OE 2007 from Office, please let me know.
    >
    > Jacquie
    >
    > "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
    >

    >> I know of no way to transfer OE/WM message rules to Outlook.
    >> Those two programs are just too dissimilar.
    >>
    >> Why do you say "forced"? You could just stay with WM instead
    >> of switching to Outlook.
    >>
    >> Gary VanderMolen
    >>
    >> "jajeesh" <jajeesh@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:7F0E0660-9E27-402E-B670-BB4F9DFDCA93@xxxxxx

    >> > I have the new Microsoft Office Enterprise package which includes Outlook
    >> > 2007. This upgrade has forced me to move my mail program from Windows Mail
    >> > where I've already had to recreate all my message rules from OE6 that were on
    >> > my old PC. I cannot go back to that old PC. Please save me from having to
    >> > create my message rules yet again! It's taken me months! How do I get the
    >> > Message Rules data from Windows Mail and import them to Outlook 2007? Per
    >> > another post I found I should export
    >> > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail but there is no such file
    >> > in AppData location. It is unfortunate that Windows Mail has ways to export
    >> > Contacts and Messages but not Rules. Anyone have a clue how to do this?????
    >> > Being a nwbie to Vista I could use a step by step instruction on how this is
    >> > done. Thanks!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

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