How to export rules from Outlook?

Create a backup copy of your rules

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click Manage Rules & Alerts.
  3. If you have more than one email account, in the Apply changes to this folder list, select the Inbox that you want.
  4. Click Options.
  5. Click Export Rules.
  6. In the File name box, type the path and file name for the set of rules that you want to export.
  7. If you want to export a file that contains only rules that are compatible with an earlier version of Microsoft Outlook, in the Save as type list, select one of the following:
    • Outlook 2002 Compatible Rules Wizard rules
    • Outlook 2000 Compatible Rules Wizard rules
    • Outlook 98 Compatible Rules Wizard rules
  8. Click Save.

NOTE:  Exported rules are saved in file that uses an .rwz extension.

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