two different e-mail clients for two different login accounts

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by MoDrig, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. MoDrig

    MoDrig Guest

    I don't know if this is the correct newsgroup for the problem I'm having.
    My wife and I have shared one e-mail account until just a few months ago.
    We changed ISPs and she now has her own e-mail, but also maintains access to
    "my" e-mail account which is the default family e-mail. We have shared the
    Outlook *.pst file so that we both have access to the e-mail data from
    either her login or mine. So that there would be less confusion, she
    accesses her personal e-mail address via Outlook Express rather than
    Outlook.

    Here's the problem: When I try to set up IE on her login account to point
    to OE as the preferred e-mail client, it also changes it on my login (and
    all other login accounts ... which will affect my children's e-mail accounts
    when I set them up as well ... which happens now because my 15-year-old just
    earned his own e-mail with straight A's).

    Here's the question: How can I set up IE to point to OE as the default
    e-mail client on one (or more) user account(s) while pointing it to Outlook
    as the default on another account?

    Thanks.

    Mo
     
    MoDrig, Oct 18, 2006
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  2. MoDrig

    PA Bear Guest

    WinXP SP2, I assume.

    There can be only one (1) default Mail Client for all users. There is,
    however, a workaround:

    DefaultMail v2.2
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/defaultmail.htm

    Using Message Rules, OE can be configured NOT to download from "your"
    account.
    --
    OE6-specific newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
    OE General newsgroup:
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
     
    PA Bear, Oct 18, 2006
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  3. Unfortunately, the default email program is a global setting - the same for
    all users.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 18, 2006
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  4. MoDrig

    MoDrig Guest

    Bummer.

    MoDrig.
     
    MoDrig, Oct 18, 2006
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  5. Yeah. Doesn't make sense to me.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 18, 2006
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