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Multiple email accounts on Windows Mail

  1. #1


    Zeney Guest

    Multiple email accounts on Windows Mail

    How can I set up two accounts on Windows Mail from the same server but
    different email addresses. I did this on Outlook using separate identities
    and would switch between the two, but Windows Mail does not do it this way.
    HELP......

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  2. #2


    Guest

    Re: Multiple email accounts on Windows Mail


    "Zeney" <Zeney@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BE341899-A649-4F39-B86A-FF45A6B09586@xxxxxx

    > How can I set up two accounts on Windows Mail from the same server but
    > different email addresses. I did this on Outlook using separate identities
    > and would switch between the two, but Windows Mail does not do it this
    > way.
    > HELP......
    Windows Mail cannot do much with identities except import them and then
    mostly ignore them.

    Windows Mail does allow you to connect to more than one email account
    for the same Vista user, but puts all the incoming mail for these accounts
    into the same Inbox.

    If you need to keep mail from these accounts separate, you might consider
    downloading and installing Windows Live Mail, which uses a separate set
    of Local Folders for each email account:

    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview



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  3. #3


    Clinton Guest

    Re: Multiple email accounts on Windows Mail

    Now all of this is assuming that you are the only one using these accounts.
    This is what I have done, as I have multible accounts on a server and it
    works great for me.

    Go to Tools -> Accounts -> Add
    Once you have added the account(s), create folders for the accounts.

    Create rules for so that the email for each account goes into the specific
    directory for that account.
    Go to Tools-> Message Rules-> Mail Rules-> New-> Select the Conditions for
    your rule-> Where the message is from the specified account -> Select the
    Actions for your rule-> Move it to the specified folder-> Rules
    Description-> Name the rule-> click OK

    The only thing that you need to do is to make sure that when you are sending
    an email that you are sending it through the correct account.


    "Zeney" <Zeney@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BE341899-A649-4F39-B86A-FF45A6B09586@xxxxxx

    > How can I set up two accounts on Windows Mail from the same server but
    > different email addresses. I did this on Outlook using separate identities
    > and would switch between the two, but Windows Mail does not do it this
    > way.
    > HELP......

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Dave Guest

    Re: Multiple email accounts on Windows Mail

    (boilerplate reply)
    You can add multiple accounts, but Windows Mail doesn't have identities or a
    password option....
    Windows Mail puts email from all accounts into the same Inbox, and there's
    no setting to change that. When you send a message, you can select which
    account to send from, by clicking on the From: box.

    Here are a few alternatives...

    1. Create folders for each email account and create message rules to move
    email addressed to each account into the appropriate folder.

    2. Create and use different Windows Users, each with WM accessing only
    their email account. (This is how you set a password to keep other users
    out.)

    3. Use the newer Windows Live Mail which has separate folders for each
    account, but no identities or password:
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview

    4. Purchase WMIDs which adds identities to WM
    http://www.oehelp.com/WMIDs/Default.aspx

    5. Use Windows Mail for one account, Windows Live Mail for another.



    --
    Vista Home Premium 32 SP1
    http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview


    "Zeney" <Zeney@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BE341899-A649-4F39-B86A-FF45A6B09586@xxxxxx

    > How can I set up two accounts on Windows Mail from the same server but
    > different email addresses. I did this on Outlook using separate identities
    > and would switch between the two, but Windows Mail does not do it this
    > way.
    > HELP......

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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