Automatically Add E-mail Account to Outlook Through Registry

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I stumbled across this on the net while looking for something, and think it may come in handy. I have several e-mail accounts setup through Outlook, and this may save me time on the next re-format just to import the settings. :)

    Copy and paste this into a .txt document, save it as a .reg file, close outlook, double-click, click Yes to import to registry, bam! All set :)
     
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  2. NetRyder

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    Thank you! I have to go through this every month because of the Vista CTPs.
    This should make things much quicker. :D

    (Can't rep at the moment, but will do so when I get a chance)
     
  3. kcnychief

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    No problem, glad to help :)
     
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    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    ahem: "SMTP Email Address"="admin@djrcs.com"

    Can't you have outlook backup/restore your mail settings, I could have sworn that it had this feature?
     
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    The PST file only stores the actual data (mail, calendar events etc.) and any message rules/filters. I've always had to re-create my email accounts even after restoring a backed up PST file. I haven't seen any way to backup/restore those settings.
     
  6. madmatt

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    Good tip.
     
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    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Now that I think about it, I think if you use the Office Settings Backup tool it restores your mail accounts.
     
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  10. madmatt

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    I believe it does.

    "Microsoft Office 2003 Save My Settings Wizard"
     
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  12. madmatt

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    Luckily you didn't award rep.

    Still good information for people with older versions of Office. I think that tool only comes with XP and 2003.
     
  13. bush dogg

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    The Office settings backup wizard works very nice. I use it along with the Microsoft Outlook backup utility or sometimes I just go here to manually backup the PST files.
    “C/documents and settings/”user name”/local settings/application data/Microsoft/outlook”

    Using both of these tools together makes reinstalling Office a snap to get up and running fast.

    Microsoft Outlook backup
     
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    Good tip there as well. I'll have to look at that, although the registry entry is not version specific ;)

    Fixed the typo, sorry.
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Man, I just used the Office Settings Backup tool, sweet process :)
     
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    Yes, it is quite awesome. Backs up toolbar settings, folder views, signatures, and more.
     
  17. hansrijf

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    does this work with Office 2003 and VISTA as well? I cannot find my existing accountsettings in the VISTA register in the key you mentioned...