How to create two profiles using Outlook Express – Or should I say: TWO IDENTITIES?


Yes you can!
(see also: MS-Article ID: 209169)
Outlook Express allows the creation of two profiles. Starting on version 5.x and above the word profile is no longer used. The new word is “identity”
You can create multiple identities.

This is the short version of the instructions:

Managing Identities
When you first start Outlook Express, a default main identity is created. The main identity is used until you switch to another identity or until you set another identity as the default. Because you are not using user profiles, you do not have to restart your computer to use a different identity, but you do have to quit and restart Outlook Express.

You can manage identities by using Identity Manager. You can use Identity Manager to modify existing identities, create new identities, and change default identities. To start Identity Manager, use one of the following methods:
On the File menu, click Switch Identity, and then click Manage Identities.
On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.
Creating a New Identity
To create a new identity:
View the New Identity dialog box by using one of the following methods:
On the File menu, point to Identities, and then click Add New Identity.
On the File menu, point to Identities, click Manage Identities, and then click New.
On the File menu, click Switch Identity, click Manage Identities, and then click New.
In the Type your name box, type a name for the identity.
If you want to set a password for your identity, click to select the Require a password check box, type a password in the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes, and then click OK.
Click OK. If you want to switch to the new identity now, click Yes. Otherwise, click No, and then click Close.
When you create a new identity, a new entry is created in the registry, and a new folder is created on the hard disk for that identity’s message store.

Identity information is stored in the following registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\account_ID
where account_ID is the full path to the folder where the message store is located. The default location of the message store for Windows 2000 is in the C:\Document and Settings\Username\Application Data\Identities\account_ID folder. The default location of the message store for Windows 98 is in the C:Windows\Application Data\Identities\account_ID folder.

NOTE: If user profiles are enabled, the location of the message store is in the Windows\Profiles\user_name\Application Data\Identities\account_ID folder, where user_name is the name you use to log on to Windows, and account_ID is the full path to the folder where the message store is located.

Switching Between Identities
To switch to a different identity when Outlook Express is already running:
On the File menu, click Switch Identity.
Click the identity that you want to switch to. If you set a password for the identity, type the password in the Password box.
Click OK. When you do so, Outlook Express automatically quits and restarts by using the identity you selected.

This is the link for the complete set of instructions:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209169

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