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two accounts two different default email clients
in win xp, one user wants outlook xpress other user wants outlook?
richgran

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Msg#: 341 posted 10:45 pm on Nov 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

all

win xp pro, i have two users on the one machine. each user has their on account/login.

one user wants to use outlook xpress and the other user wants to use outlook.

but i appears that winxp will only allow one of the above said and fore-mention email clients to be the default email client, which in turns affects the user to which the default client is not set.

how i am able to have each user set to their desired default email client?

thanks in advance gurus...

 

le_gber

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Msg#: 341 posted 4:31 pm on Nov 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

What happens if you create two different winXP accounts / logins?

or even three (one for the admin and two for the users)?

Is this a possible solution?

richgran

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Msg#: 341 posted 2:16 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

l

thanks for your thoughts...

fyi...yes i did create two different user accounts. and one user can use outlook express and the other user can use outlook.

but as i discovered from microsoft, you can only have one default email client regardless of how many logins/accounts there are.

if you are interested its a known issue with microsoft. i found out from ms website...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315240

Unable to Set Different E-Mail Programs for Different Users

the issue relates to...
A mailto: Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).
Programs that make Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI) calls.
The Send Page by E-Mail command in Internet Explorer.

eg. clicking on a mailto command will fire up the default email client, as only one email client can be set to default, even though the two email programs are being used by the respective users

a little bit more knowledge to tuck away for later use!

thanks again

le_gber

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Msg#: 341 posted 8:43 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks for that - I will have a read through

although I use thunderbird and openoffice so no MSOffice problems for me ;-)

bill

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Msg#: 341 posted 9:22 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the follow-up info richgran.

although I use thunderbird and openoffice so no MSOffice problems for me ;-)

But if you have multiple accounts on your machine and someone else wants to set another mail client as default then you may encounter the same issue.

le_gber

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Msg#: 341 posted 11:37 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Bill, yes true,

richgran,
would partitioning the HD work? or is it too much hassle.

richgran

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Msg#: 341 posted 12:53 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

le_

i suspect partitoning the hd wpould work. actually the machine in question is dual boot winxp/win2k.

one user could use win2k with outlook express and the other use winxp with outlook...

by geeves... i think that may be the answer

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