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Fustrated Microsoft User
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files
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Hi-

In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage multiple
e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.

In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is a
stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving from
one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts must
be recreated!

If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.

If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If so,
who's buying laptops??
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neo [mvp outlook]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB files.
You would still have to move these over manually.

"Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message

> Hi-
>
> In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage multiple
> e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
>
> In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is a
> stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
> from
> one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
> must
> be recreated!
>
> If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
>
> If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
> function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If so,
> who's buying laptops??
> --
> Fustrated Bill
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Fustrated Microsoft User
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Saving my Settings is one thing. Buth is it possible to save different
settings, and then reimport them selectively? I doubt it.

Anyway, it still leaves open the question of importing into Outlook 2003
existing e-mail accounts saved as .iaf files.

Using Import&Export Outlook function, only e-mai laccounts created in
Outlook Express and Eudora can be imported.

So I'm still looking for an intelligent way to efficiently manage multiple
e-mail accounts in Outlook 2003.

My fustration is building up......

--
Fustrated Bill


"neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:

> With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
> Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB files.
> You would still have to move these over manually.
>
> "Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message
>
> > Hi-
> >
> > In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage multiple
> > e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
> >
> > In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is a
> > stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
> > from
> > one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
> > must
> > be recreated!
> >
> > If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
> >
> > If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
> > function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If so,
> > who's buying laptops??
> > --
> > Fustrated Bill
>
>
>
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Luis Reyna
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Do you mean the Profile Wizard, from the ORK. If so, I don´t know what it
does but it doesn´t save the Outlook e-mail accounts. Otherwise, where is
this Wizard located, because I can´t find it.

Thanks

"neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:

> With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
> Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB files.
> You would still have to move these over manually.
>
> "Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message
>
> > Hi-
> >
> > In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage multiple
> > e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
> >
> > In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is a
> > stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
> > from
> > one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
> > must
> > be recreated!
> >
> > If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
> >
> > If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
> > function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If so,
> > who's buying laptops??
> > --
> > Fustrated Bill
>
>
>
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Luis Reyna
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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How do I run this Wizard, where is the option located? And does it save my
existing e-mail accounts including the password when the "Remember password"
option is checked.

"neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:

> With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
> Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB files.
> You would still have to move these over manually.
>
> "Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message
>
> > Hi-
> >
> > In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage multiple
> > e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
> >
> > In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is a
> > stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
> > from
> > one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
> > must
> > be recreated!
> >
> > If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
> >
> > If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
> > function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If so,
> > who's buying laptops??
> > --
> > Fustrated Bill
>
>
>
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neo [mvp outlook]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Start > Run > Programs > Microsoft Office > Office Tools > MS Office 2003
Save My Settings Wizard.

No it will not save/include the password.

"Luis Reyna" wrote in message

> How do I run this Wizard, where is the option located? And does it save my
> existing e-mail accounts including the password when the "Remember
> password"
> option is checked.
>
> "neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:
>
>> With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
>> Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB
>> files.
>> You would still have to move these over manually.
>>
>> "Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hi-
>> >
>> > In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage
>> > multiple
>> > e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
>> >
>> > In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is
>> > a
>> > stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
>> > from
>> > one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
>> > must
>> > be recreated!
>> >
>> > If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
>> >
>> > If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
>> > function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If
>> > so,
>> > who's buying laptops??
>> > --
>> > Fustrated Bill
>>
>>
>>
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neo [mvp outlook]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Nope, its an all or nothing via the Save My Settings wizard.

As far as I know, there isn't a way to use them. If I'm wrong, hopefully
another MVP will step in and correct me.

"Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message

> Saving my Settings is one thing. Buth is it possible to save different
> settings, and then reimport them selectively? I doubt it.
>
> Anyway, it still leaves open the question of importing into Outlook 2003
> existing e-mail accounts saved as .iaf files.
>
> Using Import&Export Outlook function, only e-mai laccounts created in
> Outlook Express and Eudora can be imported.
>
> So I'm still looking for an intelligent way to efficiently manage multiple
> e-mail accounts in Outlook 2003.
>
> My fustration is building up......
>
> --
> Fustrated Bill
>
>
> "neo [mvp outlook]" wrote:
>
>> With Office/Outlook 2003, you would use the Office 2003 Save My Settings
>> Wizard. The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup your PST/PAB
>> files.
>> You would still have to move these over manually.
>>
>> "Fustrated Microsoft User" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hi-
>> >
>> > In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage
>> > multiple
>> > e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
>> >
>> > In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets is
>> > a
>> > stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when moving
>> > from
>> > one office or country to another with different ISP all e-mail accounts
>> > must
>> > be recreated!
>> >
>> > If I miss an obvious solution, I'm listening with great interest.
>> >
>> > If I didn't, the question is what were they thinking when changing this
>> > function or do Microsoft think that no Outlook users are nomadic? If
>> > so,
>> > who's buying laptops??
>> > --
>> > Fustrated Bill
>>
>>
>>
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Brian Tillman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Fustrated Microsoft User wrote:

> In Outlook 2000 as in Outlook Express it is very easy to manage
> multiple e-mail accounts by exporting and then importing .iaf files.
>
> In Outlook 2003 it is not possible anymore. The only thing one gets
> is a stupid wizard to create new e-mail accounts, implying that when
> moving from one office or country to another with different ISP all
> e-mail accounts must be recreated!

The Microsoft Office Save My Settings Wizard should allow you to save your
account settings.
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Brian Tillman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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neo [mvp outlook] wrote:

> The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup
> your PST/PAB files. You would still have to move these over manually.

But it can be configured to include them if you wish.
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Brian Tillman
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Brian Tillman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Fustrated Microsoft User wrote:

> Anyway, it still leaves open the question of importing into Outlook
> 2003 existing e-mail accounts saved as .iaf files.
>
> Using Import&Export Outlook function, only e-mai laccounts created in
> Outlook Express and Eudora can be imported.

Import them into Outlook Express then use Outlook to import them from there.
Perhaps not efficient or intelligent, but it should work.
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Fustrated Microsoft User
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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.. > Perhaps not efficient or intelligent, but it should work.

Sure. As much as a square wheel. It would appear that Outlook developers
share the majority of their genes with pre-Neanderthals.

I appreciate you tried to come with a solution.

Microsoft Customer support is even incapable of understanding the problem.
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Fustrated Bill


"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> Fustrated Microsoft User wrote:
>
> > Anyway, it still leaves open the question of importing into Outlook
> > 2003 existing e-mail accounts saved as .iaf files.
> >
> > Using Import&Export Outlook function, only e-mai laccounts created in
> > Outlook Express and Eudora can be imported.
>
> Import them into Outlook Express then use Outlook to import them from there.
> Perhaps not efficient or intelligent, but it should work.
> --
> Brian Tillman
>
>
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neo [mvp outlook]
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Outlook 2003: import/export .IAF files [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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True, but I tend to forget/modify the ini file so it happens. :/

"Brian Tillman" wrote in message

> neo [mvp outlook] wrote:
>
>> The only thing this wizard doesn't do is backup
>> your PST/PAB files. You would still have to move these over manually.
>
> But it can be configured to include them if you wish.
> --
> Brian Tillman
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