Two mail accounts?

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

  1. nate13 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2004
    Fargo, ND
    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!!!
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    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


    Feb 16, 2004
    Fargo, ND
    i know

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


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    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 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    How can you distinguish between the two accounts? If email goes to, 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

    Jan 30, 2002
    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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