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Export or import a set of rules in Outlook for Windows

After setting up a new profile or changing devices, export or import rules for Outlook. Imported rules are added to your existing set of rules, and you can only import one set of rules at a time.

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  1. Open Outlook.
  2. In the upper-left corner, select File.
  3. Select Manage Rules & Alerts.
    The Manage Rules & Alerts button in Outlook.
  4. Select Options.
    The Options button highlighted in Outlook.

Export rules from Outlook

  1. Select Export Rules.
    The Options modal with the Export Rules button highlighted.
  2. Enter a name for your file.
  3. Next to Save as type, select Rules Wizard rules.
    The Rules Wizard rules option selected for Save as type.
  4. Select Save, and then select OK. Your rules will be saved as a Rules Wizard rules (or .rwz) file.

Import rules to Outlook

  1. Select Import Rules.
    The Options modal with the Import Rules button highlighted.
  2. Select the .rwz file that contains the rules you want to import.
  3. Select Open.
  4. Select OK, and then select Apply.
    • If you need to apply your rules to the existing items in your folders, select Run Rules Now.
      The Run Rules Now button highlighted in Outlook.
  5. Select OK. The imported rules will appear in your list of active rules.

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