Two mail accounts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nate13, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. nate13 macrumors 6502

    nate13

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    #1
    is there any way to make two mail accouts with the same host/ username in Mail? dont want to resort to Microsofts clumbsy app, but it just wont let me!!!
    :mad:
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    You can have multiple mail accounts in Mail if this is what you're asking.

    Just go to Preferences to where your first Mail account is
    Click on the + sign at the bottom of the screen
    Fill in your other mail account details
    Mail will now check both accounts.
     
  3. nate13 thread starter macrumors 6502

    nate13

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    i know

    im talking about making two accounts with the same username and host (mail.whatever.com) but different emails.
     
  4. JFreak macrumors 68040

    JFreak

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    first set up your main account properly so you can both send and receive imail. then, your second account should only be able to SEND mail with different mail address; this is because both your accounts are getting the same mail anyway having the same user@loser.tld mail account and setting both accounts to receive mail only ends up fetching your mail twice.

    you do mean this kind of system, do you? having for example a mail alias of firstname.lastname@loser.tld pointing to the mailbox of user@loser.tld account. and you wish to be able to send mail from both addresses.

    ...or what do you want?
     
  5. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    How can you distinguish between the two accounts? If email goes to nate13@isp.com, how could you separate the emails?

    You'll need a different username. Many isp's support multiple usernames--you have your main one, but you can get extras for your wife/kids/etc. by calling customer service or doing it online. Then, with the new user name and password, you can set up a second account.
     
  6. gbojim macrumors 6502

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    Are you asking if you can have more than one mail account where each account has a unique incoming server but they use the same outgoing server?
     

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