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Windows 7: Outlook 2010 Default Account

02 Mar 2016   #1
Parvardigar

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Outlook 2010 Default Account


I am starting a new thread. Last week I posted a complexsituation with captures attached of a serious issue with Outlook 2010. Before I started work I created a Acronis TIBimage – and as I worked – and degradation developed, tweaking Outlook 2010, Ihad to repeatedly resort to that original image to get back to the originalstarting point/.

I have managed to get Outlook 2010 working except for thisone issue. Please look over the captures attached. It deals with Brent’s emailaccount – listed in duplicate.

In my experiments I keep ending up with two accounts. InControl Panel/Mail/Email tab is listed the working Brent email account. Thataccount is not marked as Default. Because in Mail/Email Brent account is notmarked as default I have issues. That working Brent account that not marked asDefault I can send and receive.

There are two Brent email accounts. Two exact accounts -with a slight variable. I have in Mail/Emailthis account:Brentetcetc@etcetc.com

In Mail/Data File I have this:

Brentetcetc@etcetc.com
Brentetcetc@etcetc.com-brent

If Brentetcetc@etcetc.comwere marked as Default I would have no issues with the Brent account.

Because the Brentetcetc@etcetc.com-brentis marked as default that creates the problem. And I cannot delete the Brentetcetc@etcetc.com-brentaccount in Mail/Data File. If I could delete the Default Brentetcetc@etcetc.com-brent Iwould then be able to mark Brentetcetc@etcetc.comas Default.

I have spent days on this this. Creating restore points,creating new TIB files and so forth.

How I ended up with struggling with the two accounts isthis: if I run NK2edit to populate Outlook’s contacts with a massive list ofdata I get the message that NK2edit cannot find the Default email account. Becausein Mail/Email the account listed there is not marked as Default.

I have learned that if I delete the working email account from Data Files I fully and completelycompromise and corrupt the normal functionality of Outlook2010. That I learnedby my previous experiments. Brent canobviously work with Outlook 2010. I have instructed him to ignore Brentetcetc@etcetc.com-brent andto work only with Brentetcetc@etcetc.com

Also I took a look at Regedit/Outlook and thought I couldpossibly delete files that were unused. I will attach this capture also.

One last comment: in my journey I did a Outlook repair. Thatdid not help. I then did a uninstall of Office and reinstalled Office – and Outlookended up with the two accounts.

Thanks for your attentions,





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02 Mar 2016   #2
cyberSAR

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I rarely use the Control Panel > Mail and profiles when setting up Outlook as POP3 or IMAP. I just leave the profile as the default (Outlook I think.)

For POP3
Install and open Outlook. Continue without email support. It will create a default Outlook.pst in Documents > Outlook Files.
File > Open > Open Outlook Data File and open any and all my transferred .pst
File > Account settings > Data Files and assign the default to whichever I want
Close outlook and reopen with new data file as default.
Right-click the default Outlook file it created and close. Then I delete it.

Now I setup my POP accounts in Account settings email accounts making sure to point to my default pst as I like all mail coming into 1 inbox.

Have not had any issues doing it this way.

HTH
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02 Mar 2016   #3
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

In your image:



...your comment that "Set as Default" is greyed out is correct as the selected account is already marked as default.

You need to associate that account with the correct pst file as now it is linked to the Brent pst.

Regards,
GEWB
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02 Mar 2016   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

parvardigar. You seem to have email .pst files all over your computer. You have a lot on your C drive, one on your F drive & a lot more on your G drive.

This is your previous thread.
Unable to apply Default to the Real email account

With all these .pst files, no wonder you are having problems. As I suggested in your previous Thread, you should copy all these files to a new folder. Here is what I suggested then.

"I would suggest making a new Folder in your Documents section & call it Outlook Old. Then copy all the existing files in C:\Users\bzerger\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. You should be able to find this under Users. Open Computer from the Start button & select local disc C: & finding Users.

When you have done that, delete all the files in the Outlook folder that were in your Users Outlook folder. You will have to do that with Outlook closed.
Now open Outlook & set up a new email account that you normally use. This will give you completely fresh Outlook .pst & data files. Make sure this account is running the way it should. This email account will now be the Default one. If all is well you can then decide what you need from the old files that have been moved to your documents section. To do this;

Open Outlook, select File & then Open & Export, then Import/Export & follow through on importing old data into the Outlook Users folder. Do not copy any email addresses that are duplicates of the new one you have just set up."

At the time I suggested this I did not realise you also had .pst files on your other drives. You might also consider deleting as many of those .pst files as you can, as they can be very confusing.
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02 Mar 2016   #5
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

When I worked in corporate America my jobs required numerous PST files under several accounts so what you have is not that unusual. However, I recommend a better organization and naming structure to try and instill some order to your work.

Next, use DuckDuckGo (or Google) to search for setting up accounts and pointing existing PST data files (you may find that the IMPORT function is not what you want!).

Regards,
GEWB
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