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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/EN-US/ )OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
This article describes how to use multiple Outlook Express 4.0 e-mail accounts for multiple users, so that more than one person can use the same computer for e-mail.
The procedures in this article do not apply to Outlook Express version 5 and later. Beginning with Outlook Express 5, you set up multiple users by using identities. For additional information about how to distinguish between multiple users in Outlook Express 5, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209169/EN-US/ )OLEXP: How to Create and Use Identities in Outlook Express 5
NOTE: This article and the additional articles referenced in this article assume that each user already has an e-mail account that they use to view e-mail messages. If you do not have an e-mail account, you must obtain one from an Internet service provider (ISP) before you can use Outlook Express to view e-mail messages. Furthermore, this article does not describe how to configure an e-mail account, including what to type for the e-mail address, e-mail server type, incoming and outgoing e-mail servers, or password. For additional information about how to configure an e-mail account, see the "Setting Up Mail and News Accounts" section below.
The information in this article is useful in the following scenarios:
Enabling User ProfilesNOTE: You should enable user profiles before you install Outlook Express for Windows 95 or Windows 98. For additional information about what to do if you installed Outlook Express before you enabled user profiles, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
175037To enable user profiles:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175037/EN-US/ )How to Change the Default Location of Mail and News Folders
Setting Up Mail and News AccountsOutlook Express provides support for multiple mail and news accounts for a single user. For more information about setting up additional mail and news accounts for a single user, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171163/ )How to configure Outlook Express 6.0 for Internet mail
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/171164/EN-US/ )How to Configure Outlook Express for Internet News
Article ID: 171301 - Last Review: January 20, 2007 - Revision: 4.1