Outlook rules created with OL2002 to be read with OL2000?

Posted on 2004-03-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
How can I use the rules I have created at home, where I have OL2002 or 2003, with my computer at work, which has OL2000.

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You can't.  The rules are not interchangeable.  You can back them up from one computer and restore them on another with the same version of OL.
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ID: 10666515
One option is to write down the desired rules and recreate them manually.  This will get as close as possible to filling this request.

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I think it is quite obvious that one can recreate the rules manually. It is ridiculous to award any points for that suggestion.
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Q: How can I use the rules I have created at home, where I have OL2002 or 2003, with my computer at work, which has OL2000.

A: You can't.

Pure and simple.  Straightforward.  Why shouldn't that be accepted?

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slink9, because anything is possible. It is just a matter of converting one standard into another. Wouldn't be to complicated to do that, but I'll accept the PAQ.
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If it were possible you would have gotten the method described.  There are some things that are just not worth putting a lot of effort into.  If there were hundreds of thousands out there who had this problem someone would write a program to do it.  As I found out when writing one of my programs, when there is only one or two users out there it will be quite a financial bust.

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