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Multiple e-mail accounts problem

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  1. Marty9

    Marty9 Thread Starter

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    I am running XP, outlook express IE7, SP2.

    I am trying to set up multiple e-mail accounts, one for my husband on his computer and one for myself. The two computers are networked. It is a pop 3, SMTP and I have the two accounts set up but the account #1 mail is going to account #1 and #2. The same thing is happening to account #2.

    Is what I am attempting to do even possible, or will I have to set up a g-mail or hot mail account for one of us and the other of us use OE?

    Thanks

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  2. JohnWill

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    Well, if they're on one machine in the same account, all the mail will come to the same place. You need separate XP user accounts so that each user has their own Outlook Express profile. You then only setup that XP user's account information in their user profile. Obviously, you'll have to logon to the separate account to fetch the mail.
     
  3. Marty9

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    No, there are two separate pcs that are networked. The users are separate (User "Marty" and User "Jim") and the e-mail accounts are set up as" [email protected]" "and [email protected]". Jim receives e-mail addressed to him but he also receives e-mail addressed to Marty. The same occurs with Marty's e-mail.

    Does this help, or am I not understanding what you are suggesting that I need to do?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Well, that's different. I guess I'd have to see exactly what you're configuring in that case. I used to have Comcast, and I was able to separately address the accounts. We had three accounts, and the email never got crossed. I have a couple of accounts on Verizon, as well as a number of other accounts, I can access each of them individually.
     
  5. Marty9

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    Can you tell me what exactly you need to know in order to help me? Please keep in mind that, like you, I am "advanced in age" but, unlike you, not "advanced in experience"!

    Thanks

    Marty
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Well, I've been thinking about that, and truthfully, I can't imagine how you're making it work the way it is.

    I think you need to look at the configuration of the accounts at Comcast, I'm at a loss why it doesn't work. What does Comcast say?
     
  7. Marty9

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    I have not contacted Comcast. I'm using Outlook Express mail....just had to convert from Time-Warner to Comcast when they were bought.
     
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    From outlook express, Try looking in the TOOLS > EMAIL ACCOUNTS menu. From there, view the accounts. If you see both of the accounts on both machines, just remove the one you don't want on each machine.
     
  9. Marty9

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    Okay, I'll try that.
     
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