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Stop Outlook 2003 from automatically using other account??

by RamshakleZ / November 27, 2004 1:23 AM PST

I have 2 Email accounts set up through outlook. Occationally, the primary account does not work for reasons not important to this post. (sometimes it is server issues... sometimes it is local issues)

However, instead of outlook simply giving me an error that says the account isn't working and outlook cannot send the message, it automatically defaults to the 2nd account and sends through that one. However, I do not want this to happen. How can I stop this?? Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Stop Outlook 2003 from automatically using other account
by ChuckT / November 27, 2004 9:27 AM PST

How about just removing the Outgoing Mail Server from that account?

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Re: Stop Outlook 2003 from automatically using other account
by RamshakleZ / November 27, 2004 10:24 AM PST

I need the ability to send mail from both accounts. One is an account for an organization I am a member of and the other is my personal Email. What is happening is when my personal Email fails, it sends my personal emails from this organization's account.

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Re: Stop Outlook 2003 from automatically using other account
by ChuckT / November 28, 2004 2:32 AM PST

Ah, a new requirement! See, we could have avoided that by you giving all the particulars up front.

Here is what Outlook Help says about that very thing:

If you have set up multiple e-mail accounts in Microsoft Outlook, you can specify which account to use when sending a message. By default, e-mail is sent by using the account specified as the default in the E-Mail Accounts Wizard. For example, your default account may be your work e-mail account, but you can specify to send a message from another e-mail account, such as your personal Internet service provider (ISP) account.

In the message, click Accounts.
Click the account you want to use.
Note: Sending messages from your ISP account may require you to be connected to that provider in order to receive permission to use the e-mail server. Contact your network administrator or ISP for more information.

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Re: Stop Outlook 2003 from automatically using other account
by RamshakleZ / November 28, 2004 10:48 AM PST

Yes, I am very much aware of this feature. This is how I choose which account to send from. However, when one account is not working, it automatically trys to send from the other account.

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