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

If you have existing lists of e-mail addresses that you want the Junk E-mail Filter to use for evaluating incoming e-mail messages, you can import those lists into Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 by saving them in the plain text (.txt) file format in files that have one entry per line, and then importing the text files into Outlook:

  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 text file that you want to import.

  6. In the folder list, locate and open the folder that contains the text file.

  7. Click the text file that you want to import, and then click Open.

Repeat this procedure for each file that you want to import.

Note: If you used rules or filters in an earlier version of Outlook to move, delete, or color code junk e-mail messages, or if you customized or made exceptions to the Junk Senders List, then you can import those changes into Outlook by using the procedure in this article. The pertinent files are:

  • Adult Content Senders.txt

  • Junk Senders.txt

  • Exception List.txt

These files can be found at these locations:

  • Windows Vista    

    C:\Users\User name\AppData\Microsoft\Outlook

  • Microsoft Windows XP    

    C:\Documents and Settings\User name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

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