Automatically Add E-mail Account to Outlook Through Registry

kcnychief

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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. :)

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\OMI Account Manager\Accounts\user@domain.com]
"DCEmail"=dword:00000002
"POP3 Server"="pop.server.com"
"POP3 Port"=dword:0000006e
"SMTP Server"="smtp.server.com"
"SMTP Port"=dword:00000019
"Connection Type"=dword:00000003
"POP3 User Name"="user@domain.com"
"SMTP Display Name"="user@domain.com"
"SMTP Email Address"="user@domain.com"
"SMTP Reply To Email Address"="user@domain.com"
"SMTP Organization Name"=""
"Account Name"="user@domain.com"
"POP3 Timeout"=dword:0000003c
"SMTP Timeout"=dword:0000003c
"POP3 Secure Connection"=dword:00000000
"Leave Mail On Server"=dword:00000000
"POP3 Skip Account"=dword:00000000
"POP3 Prompt for Password"=dword:00000000
"SMTP User Name"="user@domain.com"
"SMTP Use Sicily"=dword:00000003
"SMTP Secure Connection"=dword:00000000
"SMTP Split Messages"=dword:00000000
"SMTP Prompt for Password"=dword:00000000
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
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)
 

j79zlr

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#4
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?
 
#5
j79zlr said:
Can't you have outlook backup/restore your mail settings, I could have sworn that it had this feature?
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.
 

madmatt

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#12
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.
 

bush dogg

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NetRyder said:
It does indeed. One of the reg keys it backs up is HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook, which includes the key that Derek mentioned. More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826809

Can't believe I never actually tried it. :)

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
 

kcnychief

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NetRyder said:
It does indeed. One of the reg keys it backs up is HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook, which includes the key that Derek mentioned. More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;826809

Can't believe I never actually tried it. :)
Good tip there as well. I'll have to look at that, although the registry entry is not version specific ;)

j79zlr said:
ahem: "SMTP Email Address"=user@domain.como
Fixed the typo, sorry.
 

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...
 

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