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How do I set up a second email account's specified Inbox and sig? [message #252422] Wed, 12 December 2007 13:57 Go to next message
Sarah G  is currently offline Sarah G
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I've set up one email account that interfaces with Outlook and successfully
assigned it its own inbox as well as outgoing signature. I have a second
email account I set up, which I did get to log in so that emails are
delivered to outlook, but I can't seem to find the way to set up an assigned
inbox as with the first (i.e., emails that come to that email address only go
into that particular folder; instead it's sending them to my larger "Inbox");
and, when I try to set up a second signature, I notice there are three
signature titles listed even though I only created one. When I delete one, I
can no longer select the other two in the list to delete those, even though
they stay on the list in the signature dialogue box; and neither displays a
signature associated with that signature title. When I try to copy in a
signature to associate with one of the two remainign signature titles, an
additional title gets added to the list. (now there are three again). I'm
confused. Any help?
Re: How do I set up a second email account's specified Inbox and sig? [message #252503] Wed, 12 December 2007 17:37 Go to previous message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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Registered: June 2006
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Sarah G <Sarah G@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I've set up one email account that interfaces with Outlook and
> successfully assigned it its own inbox as well as outgoing signature.

State your Outlook version.

> I have a second email account I set up, which I did get to log in so
> that emails are delivered to outlook, but I can't seem to find the
> way to set up an assigned inbox as with the first (i.e., emails that
> come to that email address only go into that particular folder;
> instead it's sending them to my larger "Inbox");

This is the way all Outlooks up until Outlook 2007 work. All POP accounts
and a combination of Exchange and POP accounts will all share the same
default folders. Rules can be created to sort incoming mail into separate
folders based on receiving account (or a number of other criteria). Outlook
2007 is more flexible and you can designate a per-account delivery folder
without using rules.

> and, when I try to
> set up a second signature, I notice there are three signature titles
> listed even though I only created one.

When you create a signature, you ususally get three files, one for each type
of message format, HTML, Plain Text , and Rich Text, so that your signature
can be used with each format.

You need Outlook 2003 or 2007 in irder to have per-account signatures and
you must use Word as your mail editor in Outlook 2003 if you want Outlook to
choose the account-specific signature automatically. See if this helps:
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/signatures.htm
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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