import filter rules from outlook express to live mail in windows 7

followed the below steps to export and import outlook express data to live mail. somehow the filter rules, blocked senders rules not able to import properly in live mail, although under the registry can see already been impoted.


How to Back Up Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules
The Blocked Senders List
1.      Click Start, and then click Run.
2.      In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3.      Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Identity Number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Block Senders
4.      On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
5.      In the Save In box, change the location to your desktop.
6.      In the File Name box, type blocked senders.reg (for the Block Senders key), and then click Save.
Other Mail Rules
1.      Click Start, and then click Run.
2.      In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3.      Locate and click the following registry subkeys (save each key to a different file):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\{Identity Number}\Software\Microsoft\Outlook Express\5.0\Rules\Mail
4.      On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File.
5.      In the Save In box, change the location to your desktop.
6.      In the File Name box, type mail rules.reg (for the mail rules key), and then click Save.
7.      On the Registry menu, click Exit.
NOTE: For additional protection, copy the registry key files from your desktop to any of the following locations:
•      Another partition on your computer.
•      A network location.
•      Some form of removable media.
How to Restore the Existing Blocked Senders List and Other Mail Rules to Function on the Newly Installed Operating System
1.      Open Outlook Express on the new computer, and complete the Internet Connection Wizard to set up your Identity and account information. If you had multiple identities in the previous installation, complete these steps for each Identity. To do this:
2.      Click Start, and then click Run.
3.      In the Open box, type notepad.exe.
4.      Click Open on the File menu, and then locate the Block Senders.reg file that you created.
5.      In the second line of text, select the text after "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identity\" that includes the braces {}. On the Edit menu, click Copy to copy this text to the Microsoft Windows Clipboard.
6.      On the Edit menu, click Replace. Click your pointer in the Find what box, and then click Paste on the Edit menu to paste the text into that box. Do not close the Notepad application until you are directed to do so later in this process.
7.      Start Registry Editor on the new computer (as in step 1 of "The Blocked Senders List" section), and locate the HKEY_Current_User\Identities folder. Double-click the User ID key in the right pane, and then click the Value data.
8.      Press CTRL+C to copy that value to the Windows Clipboard. Click Cancel to close the Edit String dialog box, and then close Registry Editor.
9.      In Notepad, click your point in the Replace with box, and press CTRL+V to paste the text. Click Replace All to replace all instances of the text strings.
10.      Scroll through the entire list to make sure that all registry keys have the new text string, rather than the old string. On the File menu, click Save, and then close Notepad.
11.      Double-click the Block Senders.reg file, and then click Yes when you are prompted: "Are you sure you want to..." to import the Block Senders list to the registry for the new computer.
12.      Follow steps 2 through 11 above on the mail rules.reg file to update that file with the new Identity information.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
You can export your MAIL and your CONTACTS from Outlook Express and import those in Windows Live Mail;  but there's no provision for transferring message rules between the two clients.

The process you outlined above is how you can transfer the rules between two systems that are both using Outlook Express.

You simply need to make a note of all your rules; then re-create those rules in Windows Live Mail.
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BillDLCommented:
Or you can copy the actual rules one at a time from the "Rule Description" field in the dialog (Scroll over text and Ctrl + C) and paste them one at a time into a document that can be printed out as a reference or saved and viewed again at any time.   Don't use the "Copy" button in the dialog, or else it will just create a new copy of the rule with a tick box.
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grnowAuthor Commented:
copying the rules one by one is ok, somehow when inputting under live mail, can't paste it, thus will have to enter the email address one by one
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grnowAuthor Commented:
the storage folders in the live email, when i move it up to the top, it doesn't stay there permanently. it will always move to the bottom. is there anyway to make it stay permanently on top?
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