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    The same mail location for different user profiles (OE6)

    I have set up two user profiles in WinXP but I want both users to use the same mailbox and adress book.
    Is it possible to have it this way?

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    Re: The same mail location for different user profiles (OE6)

    Type multi into your Outlook Express help .

    Here are copies from my 5.1

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    Setting up multiple identities
    If you have more than one person in your house who uses the same computer for e-mail, each one can have a separate mail box in Outlook Express. This means that each person can have separate messages, contacts, and personal settings. This is possible by creating multiple "identities." Once created, you can switch between identities without having to shut down your computer or lose your Internet connection.

    The following topics provide more information:

    Add a new identity

    Delete an identity

    Switch to a different identity

    Change the current identity's settings

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    To add a new identity
    On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Add New Identity.

    Enter the name of the new user.


    Select the Require a password option, and then enter a password if you want to include a password for this identity.
    Outlook Express asks you if you want to log on as the new user. If you answer yes, you will be prompted for information about your Internet connection. If you answer no, the current user remains logged on.

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    To delete an identity
    On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.

    Select a user, and then click Remove.

    Notes
    You cannot delete the current identity.

    When you delete an identity, the corresponding settings are deleted, but data is not.

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    To change the current identity's settings
    On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.

    Change any of the settings.

    To change your identity name or password, select your identity name, and click Properties.

    To change the identity that opens on startup, select an identity from the drop-down list. (If the check box is cleared, you will be prompted for the identity you want each time you open an identity-aware program.)

    To change the identity that you want all programs (identity-aware or not) to use when performing automatic processes, select an identity from the bottom drop-down list.

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    To switch to a different identity
    On the File menu, click Switch Identity.

    Select the user you want to switch to.

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    Re: The same mail location for different user profiles (OE6)

    One thing to be aware of is that if you are using a password-required identity and you just close OE, it will startup the next time in that identity WITHOUT asking for the password. To make it ask for the password you must close the program by going to File | Log off identity and close (or very similar wording). Can be a good thing or bad--just wish you had an option to always require the password. If it's there, I have not found it.

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