How to Backup the Message Rules, Safe Senders and Block Senders List in Windows Mail

Windows Mail stores the account specific settings such as Message Rules, Junk Mail options etc, under the following registry key and its sub-keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows Mail

Message Rules

To backup the Message Rules, follow these steps:



Click Start, type Regedit.exe. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows Mail \ Rules

From the File menu, choose Export and save the branch to a .reg file.

Exit the Registry Editor.

Block Senders List & Safe Senders List

The Safe Senders and Block Senders list are stored in two separate sub-keys (Block Senders List & Safe Senders List) under the following key:



HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows Mail \ Junk Mail

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