Multiple Email Addresses
How to set up multiple email addresses on your computer
So you have your email set up, but now someone else wants to your computer to
for their email, too. Here's how you set it up:
(NOTE: Once your email is set up, the easiest way to check it is to send a message to
yourself. Wait a few seconds and then check your mail. If you have configured everything
correctly the message will come right back to you.)
- In Netscape:
For Outlook Express:
- Start Outlook Express. Then click on the [File] menu,
[Identities], and [Add New Identity].
- Type in a name for the Identity. This can be anything you want.
(Optional: If you want to require a password to read/receive your email, then check
the "Require a Password" box, enter a password in the new window that pops up, and
click OK.) Click OK.
- Next a message will pop up asking if you wish to switch to the new
Identity now. Select [Yes].
- Outlook Express will close and re-open, and the Internet Connection wizard will
appear. Click "Create a new Internet Email Account" and click [Yes].
- Type your name in the Display Name box. Click the Next button.
- Click "I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use." Type your
email address in the E-mail address box. Click the Next button.
- Supply the following information:
My incoming mail is a: POP3
Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP) server: mail.boreal.org
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server: mail.boreal.org
Click the Next button.
- Supply the following information:
Account name: (everything before @boreal.org in your email address)
Password: (your email password)
Make sure the Remember Password box is checked - this way you won't have to re-type your
password every time you check your email. Click the Next button, and click Finish.
- You're done! To check this email address, when you're in Outlook Express
click the [File] menu, [Switch Identity]. Click on the identity for the email
you want to read, or click [Main Identity] for the main email address, and
- First, find out where your Eudora folder is stored. To do this:
- Right-click the Eudora icon on your desktop. On the menu
that appears, click [Properties].
- A properties window will open. Look in the [Target:] field.
It will show you the path to your Eudora folder - usually something
like c:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe. Note this
path and click [Cancel].
- Next, browse to this folder. To do this:
- Double-click the [My Computer] icon on your desktop. For Windows XP,
click [Start], [My Computer].
- Double-click the drive indicated before the : in the path to your
Eudora folder - usually this is C, or Local Disk (c:).
- Double-click the first folder name in the path - the first
name between \\'s. Ex. if the path was c:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora...
double-click "Program Files".
- Double-click the next folder name in the path. Keep doing this until
you're in the Eudora folder. Don't double-click Eudora.exe.
- Click the [File] menu, click [New], [Folder]. A new folder will appear,
probably named something like "New Folder". Right-click this folder name, click
[Rename] to rename it, and type any name you want. The name should be one word,
such as your login name. This will rename the folder. Close this window.
- Right-click the Eudora icon on your desktop, and click [Copy] from the menu
that appears. Then right-click an open area of your desktop and click [Paste]
from the menu that appears. This will create a copy of your Eudora icon.
- Right-click the new Eudora icon and click [Properties] on the menu
- Add a "\" and the new folder name to the end of the information in [Start In].
For example, if you named your folder "test" and [Start In] reads
"C:\Eudora", change it to "C:\Eudora\test".
- Look in the [Target] field. If there are 2 paths in that field (ex.
"C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora",
add the folder name to the end of the second path so it looks like the
[Start In] field. If there's only one path in the [Target] field, type in
a space after that path and then copy the whole path from the [Start In]
- Click OK. Now double-click the second Eudora icon, and set up your
new email address according to the instructions