Email program?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamliner77, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Here's an odd request...

    My grandparents just bought a new HP with Vista on it. Is there a email program that will allow them to have different identities to each be able to check their pop3 email accounts? On XP they had used OE and each had a separate identity. Windows Mail won't allow you do this, MS has decided that they want you have individual Vista user accounts. They have Outlook 2003 but I couldn't figure a way to do it either. It wouldn't matter if the program opened to a particular account by default, just that it could be switched to the secondary account.
     
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  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Thunderbird can be set for multiple email accounts and/or you can have multiple profiles. You can also create folders in your Inbox on Outlook and then create a rule to move messages received on each account to a different folder, not sure if that is what you want.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Outlook supports multiple independent profiles.
    Open up Control Panel, look for the Mail icon, and click the Show Profiles button.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    j79zlr: I'll look at Thunderbird, it was on my "to-do" list anyway... Rules won't work for what I need mostly because they'll forget to change the "from" address when sending or replying to mail.

    NetRyder: I never knew that was there. I'll see if it can handle what I need.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    It works pretty much exactly like OE identities.
    Create one profile per user, then add the email accounts to the individual profiles. When they launch Outlook, they'll get a prompt asking them to pick which profile to use.
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You can also create shortcuts.

    e.g. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE /profile <profilename>
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I honestly didn't know that was available in Outlook either. Was that a feature added in 2003 or was it there before?
     
  8. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    always been there as far as I'm aware...
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I use profiles and have setup shortcuts as madmatt referenced - I have to say both work well :)

    Only negative is you can't store the passwords in the shortcuts (if they are prompted at startup), oh well!
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Used the control panel method. All is good now and the grandparents are happy.