More Than One E-mail Address

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addnovice

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I'm running Windows XP with Outlook Express 6.
I added a new e-mail account (address) to my wfe's computer today because she was receiving a lot of SPAM on her existing address. I thought that she would now only receive mail in her INBOX that was addressed to one or the other address depending on which was chosen as Default in TOOLS>ACCOUNTS>MAIL, but not incoming mail addressed to either. However, the latter is what is happening. Is there a way to set things up so that you can choose which address you wish to receive on, to the exclusion of the other address?
 

LauraMJ

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OE > Tools > Message Rules. In the New Mail Rules, check the box for "Where the message is from the specified account" which will give you the rest of the options to fill in which account and what to do with that account's mail.
 

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Hi addnovice

You are wanting to *not* collect mail for the old e-mail account?

In Outlook Express,
Tools > Accounts > (Account Name) > Properties > General tab
Uncheck: Include this account when receiving mail or synchronizing
Apply, OK to save and close.


Is the original e-mail account with your ISP as mail will continue to be sent to that account.
What about the new e-mail account? Is it with your ISP, a subaccount?
 

addnovice

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Hi EAFiedler! :) Good to hear from you. I was hoping you would respond because of the excellent help you gave me the last time I had a question. Yes, you got it right. I want to collect messages at my computer that come into only one of the two addresses. I can view the mail coming into the other address by going to my ISP ( Comcast ) site if I want to. I thought I would keep the old address for a while in case some correspondent doesn't know about the address change. Anyway, your fix for my problem was perfect and easy! I should learn to look at screens better! I should have found that option on the General screen.

Yes, my email account is with my ISP. Incidently, are any of the spam screening programs really effective? Comcast has some screening capability, but misses about half the spam that my wife was getting. We kept reporting each spam item in accordance with the Comcast's directions, but, if anything, we seemed to get more spam.

Thanks again EAFiedler! Addnovice
 
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