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  • My significant other wrote this out for me.

    I can't figure out which forum to post this to so I picked "Live Mesh" because it sounds like a rock band.  If someone knows a better forum for my inquiry, please tell me what it is.

    I have a new netbook whose O/S is Windows XP and which comes equipped with Outlook Express.  I have two residences - one in Wisconsin and one in Chicago, each with a completely different cable/internet ISP.  My e-mail account is with the Wisconsin ISP, because of whose policies I can only send e-mails using the SMTP server associated to the particular Internet connection from which I am working at the time (the PwOP server doesn't need to be changed).  To put it another way, when I am in Chicago, my SMPT server setting under Tools/Accounts/Mail/Properties/Servers has to be my Chicago ISP SMPT server and when I am in Wisconsin, my SMPT server setting under Tools/Accounts/Mail/Properties/Servers has to be my Wisconsin ISP SMPT server.  All other Account settings remain constant, regardless of where I am.

    Although everything works fine, I would like to be able to send e-mails from each location without having to change SMPT server information each time I switch locations.  Setting up two different identities doesn't work for me because I need to work with a common set of E-mail folders.  So I set up two separate Mail Accounts under Tools/Accounts/Mail - one for Wisconsin and one for Chicago.  The problem is that there doesn't appear to be a simple way to toggle between them or even to activate a particular account once I open Outlook Express.  Outlook Express' help site doesn't appear to cover this.

    Any suggestions would be welcomed.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 6:16 PM

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