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

    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?


    MoDrig, Oct 18, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  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

    Using Message Rules, OE can be configured NOT to download from "your"
    OE6-specific newsgroup:
    OE General newsgroup:

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    PA Bear, Oct 18, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  3. Unfortunately, the default email program is a global setting - the same for
    all users.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Oct 18, 2006
  4. MoDrig

    MoDrig Guest


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

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.