multiple log on's on one xp profile

multiple log on's on one xp profile

Post by Jocelyn Fi » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 10:25:23


Did you mean Outlook XP (actually Outlook 2002) or Windows XP, or both?
What kinds of accounts are you trying to set up -- POP3/SMTP, IMAP,
HTTP, ...???

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multiple log on's on one xp profile

Post by Jocelyn Fi » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 10:14:56

You should be able to set up multiple POP3 accounts. What happens when
you try? Are you getting any error messages, and if so, what are they?

If you are using Outlook 2000 in Internet Mail Only mode (check the
second line of text in Help | About Microsoft Outlook if you're not sure
of your mode), you can only have one Inbox, but you can set up rules to
move incoming messages to different folders based on which account they
came in through. So you could have one rule to move your messages to
Folder A, and another rule to move your wife's messages to Folder B. In
IMO mode, you can only have one Outlook "profile" per Windows login.

If you use OL2000 in Corporate/Workgroup mode, on the other hand, you
could set up separate profiles for each Outlook user, and each would get
a completely separate set of folders to work with, and only download
his/her own mail. (You would only set up one e-mail account per
profile). However, there may be reasons you wouldn't want to use C/W
mode. For more information about the differences between IMO and C/W
modes, and help deciding which mode is right for you, look here:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

One other thing -- there is no way to switch between Outlook profiles
while Outlook is running. When one user is finished, he/she needs to
"Exit and log off" (on the File menu) and then the next user needs to
open Outlook again to get to his/her own profile. For more information
on sharing Outlook between users of one PC, look here:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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