email addresses on xp pro and ie6

  Nessie 19:00 21 Apr 2004

I have xp pro and ie6. All 4 members of the family log on to xp with their own ID. My ISP gives me 5 email addresses. I have one in use at the moment but want to have 1 for each member of the family. I know how to do this at the ISP end. What I want to know is if it possible to get the emails for each member of the family to download only to their ID or ie6 configuration. ie I will only see my emails and no one else will see mine. Help would be great

  Nessie 19:43 21 Apr 2004

any help

  beeuuem 21:47 21 Apr 2004

You need to create identities in Outlook Express.
The Help in OE has a detailed explanation of how to do this.

What are identities?
Creating identities is a way for several people to use Outlook Express and the Address Book on the same computer. For example, you and a family member may share a computer. If you each create an identity, you would each see your own mail and your own contacts when you log on under your identity. Once your identity is created, you can organize your contacts the way you want them by creating subfolders.

Usually, you will create identities while you are using Outlook Express (or other applications that use identities). You can create identities from your Address Book only when you open your Address Book from the Start menu rather than from Outlook Express. To open Address Book from the Start menu, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Address Book.

  temp003 01:49 22 Apr 2004

"All 4 members of the family log on to xp with their own ID".

If by that you mean everyone has his own user account to log on to XP, then each has his own Outlook Express. In his own Outlook Express, only set up his own email address, password etc. Then only the email to that address will be downloaded.

If you're all logging on to XP using the same user account, then you have to set up identities in OE, and for each identity, set up the individual email account.

  Bagsey 11:04 22 Apr 2004

In OE go to FILE, Identities, Add new identity or manage identities. You can then set up on email address for each person. If you are really concerned about security then create a individual log in indentity and password protect each. That way it will be as if each member had their own computer but with you as manager.

  Nessie 21:53 22 Apr 2004

cheers lads thanks for all the help

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