Import e-mail addresses into your Junk E-mail Filter Lists

If you have existing lists of e-mail addresses you want to use for evaluating e-mail messages, you can import this information into Outlook 2003 by saving the list into text (.txt) file format with one entry per line, and then importing the list.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, under E-mail, click Junk E-mail.
  3. Click the Safe Senders, Safe Recipients, or Blocked Senders tab.
  4. Click Import from File.
  5. In the Look in list, click the drive, folder, or Internet location that contains the file you want to import.
  6. In the folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the file.
  7. Click the file, and then click Open.


  • If you have more than one file, repeat these steps for each file containing addresses you want to import.
  • If you used rules or filters to move, delete, or color junk e-mail messages in an earlier version of Microsoft Outlook, and you customized the Junk Senders List or made an exception to this list, you can import the addresses in these files into Outlook by using the steps earlier in this topic. The list file names are Junk Senders.txt and Exception List.txt. These lists are located at:

drive:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook.

  • If you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail account and working online, you must be using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 or later. If you do not know what version of Exchange server your e-mail account is using, contact your Exchange administrator.
Applies to:
Outlook 2003