> My husband and I have different user accounts but we have the same e-mail
> address. On my old computer (XP), all the e-mails went to the both users.
> With windows mail, I get some e-mails and my husband gets some, yet we have
> the same e-mail address. I have missed some important e-mails that have gone
> to my husbands account and not mine. How do I solve this issue.
Okay, are we talking email address provided by your ISP here? Example someone@ISP.com
If so what is likely to be happening is that you look at the email and
all that you see when you look is marked by the server as "Read".
Sometime later your husband looks and anything new that he reads is
marked by the server as "Read". This is because as far as the ISP's mail
server is concerned "That computer" has already had copies of "That email".
What you probably had set up in the mail options on XP is "Leave a copy
on server" and "Remove from server when deleted" and / or "Remove from
server after XX days". The latter prevents your server from filling up
if you never delete anything. I assume you were using Outlook Express,
the much maligned free mail and newsreader that lot of people now wish
they had back
This does depend on the type of mail used by your ISP but seems like it
is a POP / SMTP account and that would fix the problem. You could also
just ask for another email address, I think most will provide more than
one if you ask.
Open mail, go tools>accounts>click account name and go properties. Under
the advanced tab is where you will find those options - by default they
Don't put your email address in any newsgroups like this one by the way,
they get "Harvested" by spammers, but if you have further questions you
can mention the ISP and the type of mail.