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Where are mail filters stored in Win 98?

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I’m using Win 98, with Outlook Express version 6.  We have set up mail filters to stop a lot of spam and junk mail.  What file name are the filters stored in and what directory is the file in?  It is not in the directory that contains the mail box files ( .dbx files).
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It's in the Registry.  Here is a brief quotation:

http://www.iopus.com/guides/oe-backup.htm

The mail rules are stored at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities. If you run Regedit and export this entire subkey to a file the same way you did with account settings: from the menu select Registry | Export Registry File. Save the file to a name like "rules.reg".  

Restore (if necessary):  Under the Identities key each subkey has a long number that looks similar to {36753740-2WEE-781D3-89B1-00A0C9900DSA}. So if you have five different identities in Outlook you will have five of these long numbers. Below the numbers are all the settings specific the the identity (signatures, mail rules,...). If you are restoring without reinstall and on the same PC these numbers do not change (as far as we know !) and you can just restore the registry entries by clicking on the reg file.

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Yes, that's good advice.  Let me just add a bit of advice here concerning the editing of your exported .reg file.

On the linked page posted by LeeTutor, if you look at the end of the yellow boxed text it advises you to open the previously exported .reg file in a TEXT EDITOR and use the Search and Replace option to change the {long-number} to the one now showing at the same registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities.

When they say "Text Editor", you will find that Windows NotePad does not have a "search and replace" option.  Microsoft Word does have this option, but don't use it because it can add unwanted invisible content into the text of the file.

Instead, open the file in Windows WordPad and, after replacing the {long-id-number} for every instance of the old one, make sure it is saved as a .reg file again.

To open a file in another application, just hold down the Shift key and RIGHT-Click on the file.  You will see an option to "Open With", which will give you a list of known programs.  Wordpad will be on this list, but make sure that you first remove the check mark where it says "Always use this program to open files of this type" before you select Wordpad.

I discovered a great little text editor from a link in Experts-Exchange which has a Search and Replace option, and keeps the integrity of text files.  You might like to try it out at some point later, although WordPad works fine for what you would need at this stage:

http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/
http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/download.html
Choice of Full or LE versions explained here:
http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/faq.html#Q16

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Thank you dlwulfe, but you should really have accepted LeeTutor's comment.  I started off my comment by saying:

Yes, that's good advice.  Let me just add a bit of advice here concerning the editing of your exported .reg file.

That's really what my comment was, ie. "adding" to LeeTutor's comment and the info on the web address that he posted.

I really find difficulty in accepting your acceptance, and perhaps LeeTutor could rectify this as he is the Page Editor for the Windows 98 topic.
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Thank you, LeeTutor and dlwulfe.
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I really intended to give the points to Lee. I just wasn't paying attention! Thanks for correcting my mistake by giving points to both Lee and Bill as they both helped.

Donna
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Glad to help, Donna.
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