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Windows XP and Outlook Express 6

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Tom T., Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. Tom T.

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    Hello, I am running Win XP Pro using Outlook Express 6 as my e-mail program on one family computer. We use a dial up ISP. We have 3 different users (3 different accounts) on this computer. I am the administrator.

    I have tried to set up shared access among the 3 users to the single e-mail account we have. Problem is if user 1 accesses e-mail, all that is downloaded is unavailable for viewing, reply, etc. to user 2 and 3. What user 2 downloads is unavailble to users 1 and 3 and so on.

    Is there a way to set up a common folder where all users have equal access to all e-mail messages?

    Thanks for any help.
    Tom T.
     
  2. buck52

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    Howdy Tom T

    I just setup a ( dummy...that would be me) :) second user account...I logged on as the new user opened OE clicked on tools then accounts then on the mail tab then click add then mail and entered the same info to the wizard screens as is in the existing account... It appears though the new user has all the access that I have from the admin account.

    hope that helps

    buck
     
  3. angel

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    Tools>Options, Internet Email tab and choose to save messages on server. You'll want to do this for 2 of the three accounts. If you do it for all three, your box on your ISPs server will fill up.
    What this does is allow the 2 users to receive new messages but they'll still be downloaded when the third user logs on so depending on who logs in when, not all users will still receive all mail. Unfortunately, I don't believe there is a way to 'share' the same stored mailbox since each is its own separate identity. I could be wrong.
    Outlook, however, would allow you to do this. Each user could be setup to access the exact same pst file on the computer so would see everything the same (sent items, inbox, deleted, etc).

    It's early - does any of that make sense?
     
  4. buck52

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    Thanks for adding that angel

    I had forgotten that step because I had already done it for a small home network

    buck
     
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