E-mail spilt from 1 mail box 2 persons to 2 computers 1 for each person

  Terry_l 01 Apr 13

My wife and I have been using the same desk top computer on Windows XP Outlook Express. I then bought a lap top also with XP and Outlook Express. I deleted my name and e-mail address form the desk top and added those to the lap top. Now both computers will recieve and send e-mail but both recieve each others emails on both computers. How can I configure each computer to only recieve one of the two names?

  Woolwell 01 Apr 13

Something is not right with the account settings. Is the user name in the settings terry@isp or just isp name?

  Terry_l 01 Apr 13

Names and e-mail addresses are unique to each computer but the e-mail outgoing (SMTP) & incoming (POP3)are the same as is the account name and password for the server.


  Woolwell 01 Apr 13

I guess that you get all of the emails for both you and your wife through one account in OE. You should have 2 accounts - one each. The account names should be something like husband...@ and wife... @. Who is your ISP.

  difarn 02 Apr 13

You should be able to go into Message Rules and create a filter. In this filter you should put in anything that you want excluding. For example the part of the e-mail address of your wife that is different from yours, and then vice-versa on the second pc. I had to do this in a Thunderbird account for a similar scenario. I do not know the version of Outlook Express that you are using but the attached may help.


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