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Receiving Mail Where Unwanted

by PoorButterfly / July 9, 2013 8:42 AM PDT

How can I set up 2 live mail accounts so they only receive their own email and not each other's?

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Could this be the old Windows User question?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2013 8:57 AM PDT

Even today you find Windows owners that don't want to setup and use accounts on the PC. To fix this you create another user account on the Windows PC then log into each account and in each account create the Live account you want to use in each account.

Seems simple.

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Need Clarification
by PoorButterfly / July 10, 2013 4:17 PM PDT

Could you explain this further, as I'm not sure what you're saying.

Live Mail will only let me sign up for one account, though I can have a certain number of "aliases". However, they all get each other's mail. I have one Live Mail Inbox where I would like to collect my mail into the different email accounts, and have them only receive the mail that is specifically addressed to them. Is this possible?

I'm using Windows 7 on a laptop.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2013 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Need Clarification

In short the answer to your last question is no.

But let's define "them." Them is defined as multiple people.

Way back back in Windows 95/98/Me Outlook Express had a feature called Identities to do something that has left folk asking for what you appear to be asking for. So let's give an example.

But first you write "my mail into the different email accounts" so all those are addressed to you so there is no more to discuss. HOWEVER.

If you did have multiple users and let's call them Tom and Sally that share a PC the old Outlook Express with it's identity feature would allow Tom and Sally to use the same Windows user account yet get their own email.

-> Today we create a Windows (that's the operating system) account for Tom and Sally and they log into Windows (the OS) in their account and each will get their own email.

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Don't Understand
by PoorButterfly / July 24, 2013 4:43 PM PDT
In reply to: No.

What do you mean by 'accounts' for Tom and Sally? I understand the identities because I did use that feature and really enjoyed it.

You say no, and also 'however', but I don't understand the however part of it.

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Identies is dead and gone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 3:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Don't Understand

And my thought is this is why folk did not learn how to use Windows accounts.

I can't go any further here as I would be duplicating the web but why not create another user account and use the new method?

That is, unless you can't get past the loss of the old identity feature.

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Link about users and windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 3:37 AM PDT
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