Entourage-multiple mail-accounts

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  1. zirngast99 macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2006

    I have a very funny issue, which I can't find a solution for :( .

    Recently I made the big jump and bought myself a Powerbook Pro. As Mail Client I decided to use Entourage 2004.

    I configured my mail acoounts and can send/receive mails. Though I'm using several identical accounts for the same mail-address, one for at home, another for school, a thid one for a friends place,... -- they only differ in the outgoing mail server.

    If I specify the incoming mail server for each account I receive every mail 4 times - for each account a copy. If I leave the incoming mail server blank for all but one , I first get a notice that I only can send mails but can't receive mails on that particular account. The is quite fine with me, but when I hit send/receive, I get an error -17197, saying that I can't receive mails at all.

    Does anybody have an idea how to circumvent this issue - it is a bit timetaking to delete every 4th mail.

    I really appreciate your help!

    Thanks from Austria,

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    I would ask you why are you bothering with that POS Entourage 2004, but I won't. At any rate, you can expect to receive four copies of each email if you check your account from four sets of accounts settings. Mail allows your to choose your SMTP server at send time, which will eliminate your "need" to establish four accounts on your computer--but I digress. In Entourage 2004, select Tools > Send & Receive > {the account that you want}.
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Some of us find Entourage 2004 to serve our needs well, as well as the entire MS Office 2004 package!

    I can understand why you are using the settings you are. And, I think I understand your settings. One solution would be to make sure the emails aren't left on the server once it is hit for your emails. Then they wouldn't be duplicated when the account is checked again.

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