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Creating new identities - Outlook Express

Creating new identities - Outlook Express

Creating identities is a way for several people to use Outlook Express and the Address Book on the same computer. For example, you and a family member may share a computer. If you each create an identity, you would each see your own mail and your own contacts when you log on under your identity.

Adding a new identity

1. On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Add New Identity.

2. Type the name of the new user.

3. If you want to include a password for this identity, select the Require a password option, and then enter a password. You will need to type the password again for confirmation.

4. Click OK.

Deleting an identity

1. On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.

2. Select a user, and then click Remove.

3. If the identity has a password, please enter it and click OK, otherwise click Delete.

  • You cannot delete the current identity.
  • When you delete an identity, the corresponding settings are deleted, but the data will not be deleted.

Managing identities in Outlook Express not only allows you the freedom to read your emails in a secure and private environment, it also enables you to use our Additional Mailboxes feature in conjunction.

Changing the current identity's settings

1. On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.

2. You can change any of these settings:

  • To change your identity name or password, select your identity name, and then click Properties.
  • To change the identity that opens on start-up, ensure that Use this identity when starting a program is ticked, then select an identity from the drop-down list.
  • To change the identity that you want Outlook Express to use when it cannot ask you to choose an identity, select an identity from the bottom drop-down list.

3. After you have made all your changes, click Close

 


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