Manually migrate Outlook Hotmail Connector features and settings to Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 automatically sets up your Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) account when you upgrade. For example, Outlook remembers your recently used email address so autocomplete still works..

Some settings and features aren’t migrated automatically. Follow these instructions to manually migrate those features and settings to Outlook 2013.

To migrate: Do this:
Journal Entries, Notes, or Tasks
  1. Export your Outlook 2010 Journal, Notes, and Tasks to an Outlook data file. See Export items to an Outlook Data File (.pst).

 Tip    Pick any combination of items you want; you don’t have to export everything.

  1. Import them into Outlook 2013. See Import Outlook items from an Outlook Data File (.pst).
  2. Copy and paste the individual items you want into the Outlook.com account.
Rules
  1. Export your Outlook 2010 rules to an Outlook data file. See Import or export a set of rules.
  2. Import the rules you want into Outlook 2013. See Import or export a set of rules.

 Note    If you had references to folders in the old Outlook connector store, you will have to update them after importing the rules.

RSS Feeds
  1. Export your Outlook 2010 RSS feeds to an OPML file. See Share or export RSS Feeds.
  2. Import the RSS feeds you want into Outlook 2013. See Import a collection of RSS Feeds.

 Note    You will only receive new RSS feeds. Existing content will not migrate.

Safe Senders, Safe Recipients, and Blocked Senders Lists
  1. Export your Outlook 2010 filter lists. See Export addresses from the Junk Email Filter Lists.
  2. Import the filter lists you want into Outlook 2013. See Import email addresses into Junk Email Filter Lists.
Contacts See Import contacts into an Outlook.com account.
Contact Groups

Because Exchange ActiveSync doesn’t support Contact Groups, you’ll need to create an address book and import your contact groups into it.

  1. Export your Outlook 2010 contacts to an Outlook data file. See Export items to an Outlook Data File (.pst).
  2. In Outlook 2013, add a new Outlook data file. See Create an Outlook Data File (.pst) to save your information.
  3. Import your Outlook 2010 contacts into the new Outlook data file:
    1. Click File > Open > Export.
    2. Click Import Export.
    3. Click Import from another program or file.
    4. Click Outlook Data File (.pst). Browse to the Outlook 2010 data file.
    5. In the Import Outlook Data File dialog, expand the Outlook Data File folder and select the Contacts folder.
    6. Click Import items into the same folder in and select the new Outlook data file.

 Note    You may need to close and reopen Outlook for the contacts to display correctly.

Things that won’t migrate

Some settings and features can’t be migrated at all. You’ll need to set them up again in Outlook 2013.

To configure: Do this:
Quick Steps Quick Steps do not automatically migrate; you must configure new Quick Steps.
Signature

Signatures do not automatically migrate; you must create a signature.

 Tip    If you already had a signature you like, copy and paste it from an old sent message into a new signature in Outlook 2013.

View Settings        View Settings do not automatically migrate; you must configure new View Settings.
 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2013