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Switching between email accounts

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Marty Marcotte

#1
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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Steve Cochran

#2
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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Marty Marcotte

#3
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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Margaret Laughlin

#4
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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Julian

#5
"Margaret Laughlin" <marglaugh@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> 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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Gary VanderMolen

#6
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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Steve Cochran

#7
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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Steve Cochran

#8
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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