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    Using two accounts in Outlook Express: default (which I'll call A) and secondary, which belonged to my now-deceased husband (B). All the emails I receive are addressed to A, but when I reply, the return address says they're coming from B. I don't want to delete B, in case someone has only that address, but I cannot determine how to correct the problem. OS is WinXP, if that helps. Any help is appreciated!

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    I use two OE accounts as well and sometimes, if I'm not careful I will send out something from the wrong address. Whether you are composing new, or a reply to a message the top line of your mail is the "from". With two accounts there should be a down arrow at the far right of the from line; click it and you should have your choice of which account you wish to use. High light it and hit enter...You should be good to go.

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    In Reply mode, it's not giving me a choice. Anyway, if A is set up as the default, it should automatically show up, right? But it doesn't.

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    If I understand OE correctly, it is set up to automatically reply from the account to which the mail was directed. If this doesn't happen it suggests there may be a configuration problem. Is there someone close by (friend, relative, or neighbor) who could look at this for you? They might see something that I am missing.

    If your computer is current on up dates, then the problem might be in the registry (which is a whole different issue). Have you recently run a "safe start" or "chkdsk" to see if this changes things?

    Sorrry I am not of more help and good luck.

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    I'll give safe start a try. Thanks.

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