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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 12:07:01 AM

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I am a new XP user. I set up multiple accounts for the various users in the
family. I just Installed Microsoft Office (including Outlook) and I would
like 2 XP acounts (mine and my wife's) to be able to use the same email
account and to be able to see the same inbox, outbox, and personal address
book. So far I have been able only to have one or the other of us tied in to
the email account, but not both of us. Any suggestions on how I can do this?


Thanks
Anonymous
October 31, 2004 4:24:04 AM

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In your OE go to Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder and write down
where OE is storing its data.
Close OE.
Open Windows Explorer.
If you are using Win2K, WinXP or Win2K3 click Tools | Folder Options | View
and set it to Show hidden files and folders.
Go to you store folder and copy all of me DBX files to an empty Windows
folder. Make sure you include Folders.dbx.
Close Windows Explorer and open your wife's OE.
Go to Tools | Options | Maintenance | Store Folder and write down the path
to her data,
Click Change
IMPORTANT WARNING: For the next two steps decline any offer to move her
files or folders or messages.
Enter your store folder path and click Okay.
Close OE.
Reopen it and answer 'No' to an offer to move things.
Go back to your own OE and Choose File | Import | Messages and import from
her store directory.

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"Dan P" <DanP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:662AA67D-6269-42E7-A86A-EC0CA3334821@microsoft.com...
>I am a new XP user. I set up multiple accounts for the various users in
>the
> family. I just Installed Microsoft Office (including Outlook) and I would
> like 2 XP acounts (mine and my wife's) to be able to use the same email
> account and to be able to see the same inbox, outbox, and personal address
> book. So far I have been able only to have one or the other of us tied in
> to
> the email account, but not both of us. Any suggestions on how I can do
> this?
>
>
> Thanks
Anonymous
October 31, 2004 10:53:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Dan P wrote:
> I am a new XP user. I set up multiple accounts for the various users
> in the family. I just Installed Microsoft Office (including Outlook)
> and I would like 2 XP acounts (mine and my wife's) to be able to use
> the same email account and to be able to see the same inbox, outbox,
> and personal address book. So far I have been able only to have one
> or the other of us tied in to the email account, but not both of us.
> Any suggestions on how I can do this?
>
>
> Thanks

You'll get more knowledgeable help for Outlook in an Outlook newsgroup:

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.Calendaring
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.configuration
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.Contacts
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.Fax
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.General
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.installation
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.interop
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.printing
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.Program_AddIns
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.program_forms
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.Program_VBA
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlook.ThirdPartyUtil

--
Kath Adams
MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)
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Anonymous
November 2, 2004 7:38:05 AM

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In outlook setup both accounts but point the personel
folder at the same file should be outlook.pst or mail.pst
then both should be able to read the same emails and send
and recieve


>-----Original Message-----
>I am a new XP user. I set up multiple accounts for the
various users in the
>family. I just Installed Microsoft Office (including
Outlook) and I would
>like 2 XP acounts (mine and my wife's) to be able to use
the same email
>account and to be able to see the same inbox, outbox,
and personal address
>book. So far I have been able only to have one or the
other of us tied in to
>the email account, but not both of us. Any suggestions
on how I can do this?
>
>
>Thanks
>.
>
November 4, 2004 11:53:25 PM

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Ant@home.com wrote:
> In outlook setup both accounts but point the personel
> folder at the same file should be outlook.pst or mail.pst
> then both should be able to read the same emails and send
> and recieve
>

But the OP will NOT be able to use fast user switching as the pst file can
only be accessed by one instance of Outlook at any one time.
!