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Switching between email accounts

  1. #1


    Marty Marcotte Guest

    Switching between email accounts

    I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of them
    and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault one is
    the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new computer
    with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried removing
    both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one that
    opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine with the
    other computers which didn't have Vista.

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  2. #2


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    They have removed the Identities feature in WinMail. You have both accounts
    for the same user name so WinMail cannot open to just one account. You
    don't switch between accounts; messages from both go to the same inbox, so
    you have a mixed situation.

    steve

    "Marty Marcotte" <Marty Marcotte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7DC36827-EB84-4531-9925-CD0FAE8E2F9F@microsoft.com...
    >I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of them
    > and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault one
    > is
    > the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new
    > computer
    > with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried
    > removing
    > both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one that
    > opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine with
    > the
    > other computers which didn't have Vista.



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  3. #3


    Marty Marcotte Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    Thanks, Steve. You'll get a laugh out of me! I knew they did away with
    identities but because I couldn't get emails from one of the addresses, I
    thought I was just doing something really wrong. Well, I was. I forgot I
    had the other computer on and signed in with my email inbox open-everytime I
    was sending an email to test the new computer out, it was opening on the
    other computer first!!! Duh! All is well now and I really appreciate your
    response. Thanks.

    "Steve Cochran" wrote:

    > They have removed the Identities feature in WinMail. You have both accounts
    > for the same user name so WinMail cannot open to just one account. You
    > don't switch between accounts; messages from both go to the same inbox, so
    > you have a mixed situation.
    >
    > steve
    >
    > "Marty Marcotte" <Marty Marcotte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7DC36827-EB84-4531-9925-CD0FAE8E2F9F@microsoft.com...
    > >I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of them
    > > and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault one
    > > is
    > > the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new
    > > computer
    > > with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried
    > > removing
    > > both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one that
    > > opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine with
    > > the
    > > other computers which didn't have Vista.

    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Margaret Laughlin Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    Hi Steve,
    I don't care for that idea very much that they have done away with switching
    identities.
    What if one doesn't want anyone else see the incoming mail from the other/s
    identity?
    I still have my other computer and this gives me one more reason to stick
    with XP on it.
    Microsoft I think you will have to re-think a few issues relating to Windows
    Mail.
    The above being one and not having a Contact list below the Folder list are
    just two of the issues.
    Having the Contact list is so useful, as one only had to double click on a
    contact to bring up a new mail
    with that contact already showing.

    "Marty Marcotte" <steigelman@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:0813C827-902E-4F9B-9A10-7EA4FF7FEBF3@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks, Steve. You'll get a laugh out of me! I knew they did away with
    > identities but because I couldn't get emails from one of the addresses, I
    > thought I was just doing something really wrong. Well, I was. I forgot I
    > had the other computer on and signed in with my email inbox open-everytime
    > I
    > was sending an email to test the new computer out, it was opening on the
    > other computer first!!! Duh! All is well now and I really appreciate
    > your
    > response. Thanks.
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >
    >> They have removed the Identities feature in WinMail. You have both
    >> accounts
    >> for the same user name so WinMail cannot open to just one account. You
    >> don't switch between accounts; messages from both go to the same inbox,
    >> so
    >> you have a mixed situation.
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Marty Marcotte" <Marty Marcotte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:7DC36827-EB84-4531-9925-CD0FAE8E2F9F@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of
    >> >them
    >> > and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault
    >> > one
    >> > is
    >> > the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new
    >> > computer
    >> > with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried
    >> > removing
    >> > both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one
    >> > that
    >> > opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine
    >> > with
    >> > the
    >> > other computers which didn't have Vista.

    >>
    >>



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  5. #5


    Julian Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    "Margaret Laughlin" <marglaugh@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23ukJLYYoHHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Steve,
    > I don't care for that idea very much that they have done away with
    > switching identities.
    > What if one doesn't want anyone else see the incoming mail from the
    > other/s identity?
    > I still have my other computer and this gives me one more reason to stick
    > with XP on it.


    It makes sense to stick with any OS until you have a good reason to
    upgrade....
    eg. you need a new OS to use a particular application or piece of hardware.

    > Microsoft I think you will have to re-think a few issues relating to
    > Windows Mail.


    They are releasing a new product this coming week


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  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    Comments inline.

    "Margaret Laughlin" <marglaugh@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message news:%23ukJLYYoHHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Steve,
    > I don't care for that idea very much that they have done away with switching identities.
    > What if one doesn't want anyone else see the incoming mail from the other/s identity?


    If you want privacy, each user should get their own Windows user login.

    > I still have my other computer and this gives me one more reason to stick with XP on it.
    > Microsoft I think you will have to re-think a few issues relating to Windows Mail.
    > The above being one and not having a Contact list below the Folder list are just two of the issues.
    > Having the Contact list is so useful, as one only had to double click on a contact to bring up a new mail
    > with that contact already showing.


    It's just a different way of working that you will soon get used to.
    Click "New Message" and start composing your email. When done,
    click 'To' and select the recipients.
    --
    Gary VanderMolen



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  7. #7


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    That was amusing. I do stuff like that all the time.

    <G>

    steve

    "Marty Marcotte" <steigelman@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:0813C827-902E-4F9B-9A10-7EA4FF7FEBF3@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks, Steve. You'll get a laugh out of me! I knew they did away with
    > identities but because I couldn't get emails from one of the addresses, I
    > thought I was just doing something really wrong. Well, I was. I forgot I
    > had the other computer on and signed in with my email inbox open-everytime
    > I
    > was sending an email to test the new computer out, it was opening on the
    > other computer first!!! Duh! All is well now and I really appreciate
    > your
    > response. Thanks.
    >
    > "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >
    >> They have removed the Identities feature in WinMail. You have both
    >> accounts
    >> for the same user name so WinMail cannot open to just one account. You
    >> don't switch between accounts; messages from both go to the same inbox,
    >> so
    >> you have a mixed situation.
    >>
    >> steve
    >>
    >> "Marty Marcotte" <Marty Marcotte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:7DC36827-EB84-4531-9925-CD0FAE8E2F9F@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of
    >> >them
    >> > and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault
    >> > one
    >> > is
    >> > the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new
    >> > computer
    >> > with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried
    >> > removing
    >> > both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one
    >> > that
    >> > opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine
    >> > with
    >> > the
    >> > other computers which didn't have Vista.

    >>
    >>



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  8. #8


    Steve Cochran Guest

    Re: Switching between email accounts

    The Identities feature gave a false sense of privacy. In actuality anyone
    could read your messages from any Identity.

    I did write a replacement program that puts the Identities feature back into
    WinMail. www.oehelp.com/WMIDs/

    steve

    "Margaret Laughlin" <marglaugh@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23ukJLYYoHHA.1388@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Steve,
    > I don't care for that idea very much that they have done away with
    > switching identities.
    > What if one doesn't want anyone else see the incoming mail from the
    > other/s identity?
    > I still have my other computer and this gives me one more reason to stick
    > with XP on it.
    > Microsoft I think you will have to re-think a few issues relating to
    > Windows Mail.
    > The above being one and not having a Contact list below the Folder list
    > are just two of the issues.
    > Having the Contact list is so useful, as one only had to double click on a
    > contact to bring up a new mail
    > with that contact already showing.
    >
    > "Marty Marcotte" <steigelman@charter.net> wrote in message
    > news:0813C827-902E-4F9B-9A10-7EA4FF7FEBF3@microsoft.com...
    >> Thanks, Steve. You'll get a laugh out of me! I knew they did away with
    >> identities but because I couldn't get emails from one of the addresses, I
    >> thought I was just doing something really wrong. Well, I was. I forgot
    >> I
    >> had the other computer on and signed in with my email inbox
    >> open-everytime I
    >> was sending an email to test the new computer out, it was opening on the
    >> other computer first!!! Duh! All is well now and I really appreciate
    >> your
    >> response. Thanks.
    >>
    >> "Steve Cochran" wrote:
    >>
    >>> They have removed the Identities feature in WinMail. You have both
    >>> accounts
    >>> for the same user name so WinMail cannot open to just one account. You
    >>> don't switch between accounts; messages from both go to the same inbox,
    >>> so
    >>> you have a mixed situation.
    >>>
    >>> steve
    >>>
    >>> "Marty Marcotte" <Marty Marcotte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >>> message
    >>> news:7DC36827-EB84-4531-9925-CD0FAE8E2F9F@microsoft.com...
    >>> >I have two email addresses. I have properly (I think) listed both of
    >>> >them
    >>> > and marked the more used one as the default. However, the non-fault
    >>> > one
    >>> > is
    >>> > the only one that opens. Am I missing something? Just got this new
    >>> > computer
    >>> > with Vista. How do I switch between the emal accounts? I've tried
    >>> > removing
    >>> > both and adding the main one I use and the other one is still the one
    >>> > that
    >>> > opens when I click to open email. Both email addresses worked fine
    >>> > with
    >>> > the
    >>> > other computers which didn't have Vista.
    >>>
    >>>

    >



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