August 23rd, 2006, 16:01 PM
I have my own desktop and my daughter laptop connected with wi-fi. I use a single usp to provide us both with email using email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. I am trying without success to set things up so that x email only goes to x computer and y email only goes to y. Any ideas? Using Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180 and XP home SP2
Last edited by mikelally; August 23rd, 2006 at 16:09 PM.
August 23rd, 2006, 16:30 PM
can you please be more specific? For example, is the USB a connection between the wifi router and a mail server. And are you using separate profiles in Outlook? And are those email addresses from a site like Hotmail or are they on your own server? Is your computer using the wifi connection or something else? Things like that.
August 24th, 2006, 09:52 AM
I use two computers both linked to the internet through a router. The main computer connected to the router by cable, the laptop connected by wireless. This setup works fine with both computers able to acces the internet and email. I use one ISP for all emails xxx.com and I use either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I,ve been trying to find a way to make all x emails show up on x computer only and all y emails show up only on y computer. I can get it so that I can see all emails on both computers but I don't seem to be able to get them to seperate out. I only use default profiles on each computer and I don't have any hotmail accounts either. I think it is just a question of correctly configuring outlook express on both computers but I have been unable to find a way that works
Hope this answers your questions
August 24th, 2006, 10:31 AM
Go to the part that tells you how to add email accounts. You will need to know what email protocol your isps email server uses. I am guessing you already do, because you have email comming in already. I dont really understand how you got both email accounts set up at the same time on the same computer, theroetically you should have gone through the add email account process twice for both x and y on both computes.
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August 24th, 2006, 20:11 PM
I'm OK with setting up and deleting the email accounts. For both accounts it is the same isp, same username, password etc the only difference between the two accounts being either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org it seems that OE does not differentiate between this x or y part of the email address. Whichever computer I use to send/receive - by clicking send/receive drop-down and clicking our own account name - both sets of emails are still downloaded. The xxx part is common for both addresses is this a problem.
Thanks for your continued help