Is Windows Help lying about Windows Mail accounts and separate fol

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by EdW, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. EdW

    EdW Guest

    I wanted to set up a separate e-mail account in Windows Mail for business. I
    looked in Windows Help and found the heading: "Add or remove a Windows Mail
    account". In the first paragraph it says: "Windows Mail makes managing
    multiple accounts easy by putting each account in its own folder." So I
    thought, "Great, that's just what I need."

    I followed all the steps exactly and the new account was set up, but there
    was no separate folder. All the mail goes into the one, original folder
    called Local Folders, mixed up with all my personal stuff. That is not what I
    want. I want a completely separate account with its own Inbox, Outbox, Sent,
    Deleted, Draughts and Junk folders.

    When I looked through past questions I found that other people have had the
    same problem. However, all the offered solutions range from programming in
    some complicated new rules to ditching Windows Mail altogether. So, my
    question is: Is Windows Help lying?
    EdW, Mar 16, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    You're confusing different accounts with different identities.

    The ability to create e‑mail identities in Outlook Express, which allowed
    multiple people sharing the same computer to keep their e‑mail separate, has
    been removed in Windows Mail. Instead, Windows Mail enables you to create
    separate Windows user accounts for each person who wants to use e‑mail on a
    single computer.

    You can use Windows Live Mail to have completely separate accounts with its
    own Inbox.
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    Bob, Mar 16, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    The Help is lying. Windows Mail puts all email from multiple accounts into
    one Inbox. You can create message rules to move the email into separate
    folders, though. But the easiest way is to use the newer Windows Live Mail,
    which has separate Inbox, etc. for each account.
    Dave, Mar 16, 2008
  4. EdW

    EdW Guest

    No, Bob, I'm not confusing accounts with identities. I do not have Outlook
    Express, I have Windows Mail in the completely updated version of Windows
    Vista Home Premium. If you read the Help again, it says "account" and not

    EdW, Mar 17, 2008
  5. EdW

    EdW Guest

    Thanks, Dave. Yes, I have come to the same conclusion that the Windows Help
    on this is totally wrong and that the only real solution is to ditch Windows
    Mail, even though it is part of the latest Microsoft offer in Vista Home
    EdW, Mar 17, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Windows Mail is included with Vista, but it is over a year old, with no
    updates in that time.
    Windows Live Mail, is newer and has had a few updates in the same time
    period. I suspect that this was the program that the Help was addressing,
    although it wasn't ready to be released with Vista, so WM was tossed in.
    Dave, Mar 17, 2008
  7. Four possibilities:

    1. Use different Windows Users

    2. Make new folders and make a message rule like this:

    Apply this rule after the message arrives
    Where the message is from the account
    Move it to the fjsmjs folder
    and Stop processing more rules

    3. Use Windows Live Mail which has separate folders for each account:

    4. Buy WMIDs
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Mar 20, 2008
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