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Outlook Express6 And Accounts


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#1 wizardofaus

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 04:11 AM

I have had to to a complete reinstall of XP on my pc (hard drive failure)

I have managed to load all my accounts and the mail history - couldnt find the message rules folder, so if anyone wants a pile of unused offers to increase your d*ck size, I'll pass them on.... :thumbsup:

This has left me with one problem - my wife and I have separate accounts, and some people send mail to both of us. How do I get one copy of those mails to each folder? I used to have it happening, so I know it can be done. Trouble is, I can't remember how. Message rules send both emails to her folder at the moment.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:25 AM

The easiest way to get messages to the proper folder:
Set up seperate user accounts on your computer.
Each of you will have your own desktops, which can be customized the way you want it.
You'll have seperate areas for files, folders, and documents. The new user can easily move his/her
folders and files to the new account.
Set up Outlook Express for you on your desktop, and for your wife on hers.

OR you could forget about the message rules, and set up a new identity in OE.
To create a new identity, instructions here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209169

Edited by Queen-Evie, 09 March 2008 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for that...

My last setup had so that if mail was addressed to both of us one would go to her folder and one to mine - without switching identities. I cant work out how to do that in message rules. I am pretty sure it just happened when I set up her account.

Is there somewhere where you can set a default folder for a particular account? I have looked on the net and there is advice about using menu items that no longer exist.........

We both use the machine - switching identities is a bit of a PITA (well - more an extra step and we like not having to work for our mail)

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:35 AM

We both use the machine - switching identities is a bit of a PITA (well - more an extra step and we like not having to work for our mail)


In that case, maybe seperate computer user accounts would be a good option for you.

(Ignore the identities stuff in my post above. Your latest post was submitted while I was composing mine)

Edited by Queen-Evie, 09 March 2008 - 10:42 AM.





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