24 November 2012

Exporting/Importing Microsoft Outlook 2010 Email Account

Microsoft Outlook 2010 is pretty sophisticated application but unfortunately just recently I was hit by a major imperfection – there is no way to import/export your email account settings (IMAP/POP3 configuration, etc.). Nevertheless there is one tricky way to do it – import/export some Windows registry keys. To export the account settings just export the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

To do so just run regedit.exe and navigate to the key above, right click on it and select Export.

The import process will be to simply double click on the exported file.