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Creating Additional Email Accounts
Microsoft Outlook Express 6.x

You can create different identities and password protect them to prevent unwanted viewing and access of email accounts by completing the following steps:

  1. From the File menu, select Identities and click on Add New Identity.
  2. In the Identity Name text box, type a name for the identity.
  3. To password protect the new identity, check the box next to Ask me for a password when I start.
  4. In the New Password box, type your password.
  5. In the Confirm New Password box, retype the same password.
  6. Click OK.
  7. You will be asked if you want to switch to the new identity.
  8. Click Yes.
  9. The Internet Connection Wizard will appear.
  10. In the Display Name box, type your name and click Next.
  11. Select the circle next to I already have an email address that I like to use.
  12. In the Email Address text box, type your email address. For example:
  13. Click on the Next button.
  14. From the drop-down menu, select POP3.
  15. In the Incoming mail server box, type
  16. In the Outgoing mail server box, type
  17. Click on the Next button.
  18. Under Account Name, type your email address.
    Note: You must use all lower case.
  19. Under Password, type your emailMyName password.
    Note: Your password is case-sensitive.
  20. To have your password saved, so that you do not have to type it when checking email, check the Remember password box.
Do not check the box next to Log on using Secure Password Authentication.
  1. Click on the Next button.
  2. Click on the Finish button to exit.
  3. If the Outlook Express Import Wizard appears, complete one of the following steps:
    • If you do not want to import your old address book and email messages, check the circle next to Do not import at this time. Click Next and then click Finish.
    • To import messages and your address book from another mail client, select the email program. Click Next and follow the wizard's instructions.

The Identity Manager handles identity management and can be used to modify existing identities, create new identities and change default identities. To start Identity Manager, use one of the two following methods:

  • From the File menu, select Switch Identity and click on the Manage Identities button.
  • From the File menu, select Identities and click on Manage Identities.

If you do not log off from your current identity before you quit Outlook Express, you may not be able to log on using a different identity. Subsequently, anyone who opens Outlook Express will have access to your account. To work around this behavior, log off from the current identity before you quit Outlook Express. To log-off with an identity:

  • From the Files menu, select Identities and click on Log off "your identity name."
Note: Because of limits placed on your mailbox, you must complete the following steps to prevent your mail from being blocked or deleted.
  • From the Tools menu, select Accounts.
  • Select the Mail tab and click on
  • Click on Properties and select Advanced.
  • Under the Deliver section, ensure that the Leave a copy of messages on server box is unchecked.
  • Click OK to save.

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