Create a backup copy of your rules

  1. In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Mail.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
  3. If you have more than one e-mail 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 a previous 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   When you export rules, they are saved in a file with an .rwz extension.

Applies to:
Outlook 2007