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Outlook Express "Main Identity"

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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 3:12:01 PM

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What is the purpose of Outlook Express "Main identity".. I have created five
other identities. Can I delete (remove) the "main identity"? Thank you
Anonymous
August 27, 2005 3:23:42 PM

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Good info on identities here:

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/


"Bill43" <Bill43@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> What is the purpose of Outlook Express "Main identity".. I have created
five
> other identities. Can I delete (remove) the "main identity"? Thank you
Anonymous
August 27, 2005 6:19:42 PM

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It's the first profile created. You can rename it, but before I delete it
I would check it's settings to make sure it isn't required. To manage
Identities - Click File, Identities, Manage Identities. Highlight the
"Main Identity" by a left-click, then the Properties button to the right
side of the management box.

"Bill43" <Bill43@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> What is the purpose of Outlook Express "Main identity".. I have created
> five
> other identities. Can I delete (remove) the "main identity"? Thank you
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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 9:44:45 PM

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Main Identity is the default used when you first open OE.

Yes, it can be deleted (OE File > Identities > Manage identities).

How OE Stores Your Data
http://www.insideoe.com/files/store.htm#storemain
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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE, Shell/User, Security), AH-VSOP


Bill43 wrote:
> What is the purpose of Outlook Express "Main identity".. I have created
> five other identities. Can I delete (remove) the "main identity"? Thank
> you
August 28, 2005 12:25:26 AM

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Hello , I have found : after selecting "Main Identity" I have the option to
re-enter the account name for that perticular E-Mail account . Do this for
each account and select "Main Identity" . Enter the name of that account
again . After completing this for each account , the E-Mail program will then
open the account name you choose which will appear in the "From bar "
automaticaly . If you do not , click on "Main Identity" you cannot not
re-enter the account name . Then no matter what E-Mail account you open , the
name in the "From" bar will always display your "Primary account" name .
KD


"Bill43" wrote:

> What is the purpose of Outlook Express "Main identity".. I have created five
> other identities. Can I delete (remove) the "main identity"? Thank you
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