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Windows 7: Want to set up different Outlook accounts, MUST be totally separate

14 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Want to set up different Outlook accounts, MUST be totally separate

Hi all, this is just my 2nd post, but the first was a good experience and this appears to be a great forum.

My question, I'm sure for many of you, will seem rather ignorant. I'm really PC-savvy, I even build my own systems, and have used MS Office from when it first came out, and I've used Win7 Pro 64 for over a year.

I have used Outlook for a very long time, since the 2003 version was first available. But, I have always only used it for one email account. Right now, it only brings in email from my Gmail account.

I would like to add 3 or 4 other accounts . . . but I want Outlook to treat them totally separate. I don't want mail from all accounts dumped into one Inbox, and I want a completely different .PST file for each account.

Having said all that, I know there must be a way to do it. But the big problem is, like most MS products, they have a knack for providing instructions that just don't quite clarify things the way they should be.

All helpful comments/advice welcome and appreciated !

Thanks in advance,
Dave G.

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14 Aug 2011   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Hello DaveInVA,

Unfortunately our crystal is clouded......... now what version of Outlook are you currently using?

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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)

JMH, System SpecsMS Outlook 2010

DaveInVA, Control Panel / Mail / E-mail Accounts... / E-mail tab / New / E-mail Account / Manually configure server settings or additional server types / E-mail. And in Add New Account window in the right side you need to choose NEW OUTLOOK DATA FILE. Repeat for each account.

At the end you will have three e-mails in the E-mail tab and three pst files in Data Files tab.

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14 Aug 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Hello DaveInVA again,

My apologies for missing reading your System Specs.
BTW Well done for filling them all in. Not everyone does.

Neutron16... Rep for you.
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16 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

+1 to Neutron : his instructions are exactly how you do it.
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