You need to 'ADD' a second account to your outlook express mail client. Use the wizard under: Tools > Accounts
You will have to supply all of the details given by your ISP. This will be Email add, User name, Password, incoming server, Usually [POP.something.com] (or mail.btopenworld.com) if you have a bt account. Outgoing server Usually [smtp.something.com] (or once again mail.btopenworld.com)
Remember to ensure that your default account remains with the ISP that provides your connection or your outgoing (smtp) will not work. IE. you will be able to receive mail but not send it out.
sorry for confusion. using office xp i will have an email address and the wife a seperate one will outlook in office xp automatically load them both into outlook without have to manualy change accounts.
This will depend on which application you are importing from. Or are you depending on an ISP installation disc?
To get two accounts working in Outlook (As part of Office XP, or any installation) You will have to manually set the accounts up if you are not importing from a previous installation. I have to say though that the Outlook Import/Export facility is not the best around. If you are importing, any errors will also be imported so it might be better to set it up manually. (Refuse the import option at first run)
If you have separate 'Identities' then remove them and set up the two accounts on the default user account. Outlook will then check all accounts in the same session.
David, I understand what you are trying to do but you are not too clear about 'Switching Accounts' How are they set up............... A thought just came to me. There is a check box somewhere which says 'Check this account when connecting to mail server' or some such. I think it is in the 'Account Properties' dialogue box under one of the tags. I will have to dig up Outlook and have a look through it for you. (I don't use the bloody thing - don't like it!)