two accounts in xp

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ghbt, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. ghbt

    ghbt Guest

    hi, have set up two user accounts in xp call them a and b.

    i have carefully set up the same email address in both accounts configured
    in OE.

    when i use account a and send an email to both a and b, it comes back to
    account 'a' alright. But it does not come into acount b. should it do so?

    thanks for any advice.
    ghbt, Mar 17, 2005
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  2. ghbt

    trout Guest

    ghbt wrote:

    > hi, have set up two user accounts in xp call them a and b.
    >
    > i have carefully set up the same email address in both accounts
    > configured in OE.
    >
    > when i use account a and send an email to both a and b, it comes back
    > to account 'a' alright. But it does not come into acount b. should
    > it do so?
    >
    > thanks for any advice.


    If it's the same address for each account, it will go to whichever
    account checks the mail first. (So, if you are sending/receiving on
    account A, it will go only to that account.)
    You *could* select "leave a copy of message on server" on the
    Advanced tab of the accounts, but it's a pretty sloppy solution (you'd
    probably get multiple downloads of the same message in both accounts).
    Better to use two separate addresses: either a different provider,
    or an 'alias' of the main account (depending upon what your ISP
    provides).
    --
    Check with your Provider.
    trout, Mar 17, 2005
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    frogman Guest

    On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:23:33 GMT
    ghbt croaked the following in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support...

    > when i use account a and send an email to both a and b, it comes back to
    > account 'a' alright. But it does not come into acount b. should it do so?
    >
    >


    Only if you instruct your e-mail client to leave messages on the server,
    otherwise as soon as you read it on account A this will delete it from
    the server and it won't be available to download into account B.

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    frogman, Mar 17, 2005
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