i remember now. it's been a while.
i've been to the set program access and defaults. i have it set to "use current". and then of coarse "current" would be defined through start>control pannel>IO>programs> and in the "Internet Programs" pane>E-mail, click on the arrow and highlite "hotmail">apply>ok, right? but here again, all thats offered are the ms products, outlook or hot mail. the same is true for the other catagories in that pane. the os isn't user friendly to products from other authors.
i'm lacking that knowlege, really, to actualy say that last sentance there. i need to study up on that. i've dl'd an address book from CNET and the above settings, or rather options, won't recognize it.
but, being a noob, there's probably a lot more to all that than just dl'ing a program and expecting XP to recognize it. (i think there's a joke in there somewhere!)
i soo need to read more on outlook.
i like on line mail. let them worry 'bout security. online frees up storage space. anything sensitive or personel, i copy paste to docs, or a password zip and save to cd if needed. if i get pc problems and lose data, online mail won't suffer. and i can remotely access it anywhere with out having my pc, at home, on third party access. but thats me. i've been seriously jacked once. and thanks to bc, not again.
but i didn't know OE could handle mutiple accounts. that i will definatly check out.
and it's fun learnin'. and now that i've learned that OE can recognize multiples, mmmm.
i really need to study up. you all have given me a few days of learnin' to do.
it's really a low priority thorn. i thought this would be just a simple post and answer type thing. and all your help has just trashed that idea. just joking. ty. but thats bc fer ya! i'm just trying to make things easy for my other half. ty all.
i'm off to the relative tutorials.
a last thought,
if OE can accept two accounts, and i try to configure the IE tool bar the same way as before, won't i need a three sided coin to flip when the wify clicks on the email link?
gotta go read. i'm subscibed to this topic,