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Outlook Express help?


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#1 BinKey

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:31 AM

Hello,

Is there any way that I can "merge" my Outlook Express account with my husbands e-mail account? We have the same e-mail address, of course, but when I open my XP account and log on to my e-mail, I don't have/get the same e-mail as he does. Can I fix this?

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:20 PM

hello and welcome to bleeping computer!

first off, we would need to know what operating system
that you are using... how to get there is different on each OS.

thanks,

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Freefall (gooood webcomic)
reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 02:28 PM

:thumbsup:

Thanks for the reply.

The OS is Windows XP Pro.

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 02:39 PM

hey there, sorry about long wait for reply... no computers... heh

first step, log in as the account you want to copy from, and make sure
that there are no other programs running, esp. outlook!!

second, make a folder on your desktop, call it mail
(right click on a blank spot on your desktop, select new, folder)

the following is a sample of the path to where you would find
your outlook express mailboxes...

C:\Documents and Settings\
rexifelisl\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{F0308FBE-FA5E-4384-9965-BDD4C10A5B3F}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

"rexifelisl" refers to your user account
"{F0308FBE-FA5E-4384-9965-BDD4C10A5B3F}" refers to the install of outlook express on your machine
both of these will be different on your machine

you would need to make hidden files and folders visible to be able to navigate
there. just double-click on "my computer" go to the "tools" menu and the bottom
of the menu "folder options" then click on the "view" tab and then click on the
option "show hidden files and folders" and click ok.

then you should still have my computer open, click on "c:" drive and
then on "documents and settings" and then on the account you want to copy from and
then on the folder "local settings" and
then on "application data" and
then on "identities" and
then on "{F0308FBE-FA5E-4384-9965-BDD4C10A5B3F}" remember, this is different on your machine!! and
then on "microsoft" and
then on "outlook express" and
then copy the contents of this folder to the new folder that you created
on your desktop.
after you copy the mailboxes, close this window

you never want to alter your original mailboxes, only work from copies, for if you
screw up the original, you (usually) don't get it back


at this point you want to rename all of the mailboxes to their name and a 1
this is so that you don't overwrite any of the mailboxes on the account you want
to move to.

now you want to open the path of the account you want to move to,
just follow the same instructions above, just substitute the account name of the
account you want to copy to in the appropriate spot.

and when you have both folders (the now renamed mailboxes and the "outlook
express" folder you want to move to) open just select all of the renamed mailboxes
and just move them over to the folder you want to move them to.

and now log out of this account, and log in as the account you moved to, and
open outlook express. your mailboxes should show up in the same list as the
account's original mailboxes. allowing you to move the mail around and
do whatever you wish with it.

i know this is horribly long, but hopefully you'll only have to do this once!
:thumbsup:
--rex

Edited by rexifelis, 21 February 2005 - 02:45 PM.

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don't understand it."
--Florence Ambrose
Freefall (gooood webcomic)
reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.




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