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    Starting in referred Identity (OE 5 & 6)

    Hi,

    A member writes:
    "I have two questions relating to multiple identities in Outlook Express 5
    and 6 (two machines, one with OE5 and the other with OE6, in case the answer
    is different in each case). In both cases the operating system is Windows
    98. The two identities are called Steve and Mathilda.

    1. OE always comes up in the identity that was last opened. Is there a
    command line switch I can put on the shortcut to tell it which identity to
    open up into? If so, I could have two icons on the desktop, one for Steve
    and one for Mathilda, and we could each double-click our own icon.

    2. The two identities share an address book, called Shared Contacts. But
    there also seems to be an address book for each identity, called Steve's
    Contacts (or Mathilda's Contacts) which are empty, because we keep all our
    addresses in the shared one. The problem is that whenever I click the
    little address book icon on the To line, it always comes up in Steve's
    Contacts (or Mathilda's Contacts, in her case), which is empty. I then have
    to click the down arrow and select Shared Contacts in order to see my
    addresses. Is there any way to set it so that the Shared Contacts is default
    address book?

    Any help much appreciated."

    Bob Wahlen

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    Re: Starting in referred Identity (OE 5 & 6)

    Hi Bob, with 2 users it is typical for OE to open automatically on the "dafault" user, maybe have a look under TOOLS>ACCOUNTS and see what has been set up as the default user account. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Starting in referred Identity (OE 5 & 6)

    Hi, Bob ~

    Go to:<UL><LI>'File' > 'Indentities' > 'Manage Indentities...' <LI>Under 'Use this indentity when starting a program', select from the drop-down box the name with which you want to start<LI>Put put a check in the box next to 'Use this indentity when starting a program' > 'Close'[/list]

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    Re: Starting in referred Identity (OE 5 & 6)

    Hi, Bob ~

    Regarding having two icons on the desktop, one for Steve and one for Mathilda, so each could double-click their own icon, please scroll down to Advanced Procedure.

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