multiple aliases in thunderbird

  stevedunham 21:42 10 Aug 2005

I'm trying to set Mozilla Tbird to manage multiple aliases. At work we have individual user accounts allowing us to access e-mail profiles within Outlook 2003 (all e-mail addresses have the same suffix after @)

I would like to set up something similar at home with TBird. my isp allows unlimited aliases within the e-mail account similar to the above outlook profile system I use at work.

I've used profile manager and set up two profiles for myself and son but on sending a test e-mail I find I still get his e-mails and I assume he would get mine in his profile.

Does anyone know of a way of doing this and ensuring individual privacy, On a previous related question MR Lui suggesteed a mail server programme might be the solution but was unable to help beyond this.

I've posted this on the TBird support forum, had loads of views but no replies.

I'd rather try to do it this way than set junior up with a Hotmail account and the inherant spam/porn content that seems to be inevitable.

Any suggestions out there are most welcome.

  stevedunham 21:43 10 Aug 2005

Please ignore the MRr Lui bit as it relates to the support forum unless you do know of mail server software

  ton 01:03 11 Aug 2005

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  LastChip 01:32 11 Aug 2005

Set up your new account in the normal manner, but make sure you UN-TICK "Use Global Inbox" on the Incoming server (pop) page of the set-up wizard.

Use your ISP's server for all outgoing (smtp) accounts.

Now when you attempt to use the mail box, as long as you don't tick "Remember Password", each mailbox will remain secure for each user; assuming your ISP offers unique passwords for each alias.

If it's still not doing what you want, there is also an opportunity to set-up Message Filter's via Tools. This is much the same as Rules in Outlook Express. Just tell it not to accept your son's address in your Inbox and visa versa.

If you want a full "Outlook" implementation, then you would have to load the Mozilla suite. But it comes with an overhead similar to Outlook!

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