OLEXP: How to Change the Order in Which Outlook Express Mail Accounts Are Synchronized

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Article ID: 224416 - View products that this article applies to.
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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:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
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SUMMARY

Outlook Express synchronizes mail accounts alphabetically based on the "friendly name" of the accounts. To change the order in which the accounts are checked for new messages, rename one or more of the accounts. This can be helpful if you have a mail server that takes a long time to download messages.

MORE INFORMATION

To change a mail account's friendly name:
  1. In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.
  2. Click the Mail tab.
  3. Click the account whose name you want to change.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. On the General tab, type the new friendly name for the account in the Mail Account box. t
  6. Click OK.

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Article ID: 224416 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
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