Create an Account prompt when opening Mail

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tshrimp, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. tshrimp macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    Hi all,

    I am an new mac user and have used Windows PCs for a long time. Outlook has been my default mail program. I am now setting up mail on my Mac Mini running Lion and need some help.

    I can setup 2 accounts (me and my wife) on the mail, but everything is together. I can click on each name and only see one account, but what I would like is to be able to launch the Mail app and it prompt me for which account I would like to view. That way email for me and my wife are totally separate.

    I searched on the web and found only one post and it stated you could not do this. I was surprised as I have used many email clients in the past and have been able to on all of them.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. tshrimp thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    I just found a post in these forums that I missed the first time. It looks like this is not doable. If this is not correct please let me know.
  3. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    you might want to create separate accounts; you'll have your own desktop, mail, documents...and it's easy to switch from one account to the other.

    google it...
    (am running out..)

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