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5star
08-03-2005, 09:29
I have more than one email address, and it bugs me that I have to keep switching screen names to check my mail.
Is there any way of re-directing all my other mail to the one screen name?

I'm on AOL if that helps.:help:

Rich
08-03-2005, 09:51
Bin AOL they are :gag:

HotPhil
08-03-2005, 09:59
Are both accounts with AOL? Most providers offer some kind of forwarding service (where each mail is forwarded to another account as it arrives) or can give you the details needed to set up your email client e.g Outlook to collect them.
Best bet would be to try the help section/FAQ of the email provider.
If you're still stuck give us some more details - who is each account with? Which email client e.g. Outlook are you using? Obviously, don't post your username/password though!

Skatiechik
08-03-2005, 10:01
Once again Rich shows his technical expertise....

What exactly do you mean by changing screen names? Do you mean user accounts on windows, or something else? You should be able to collect all email in the one inbox from your AOL account regardless of the email address.

wendy
08-03-2005, 10:05
You could use mail2web.com from your browser. You then just login with your user name and password as you would normally.

5star
08-03-2005, 10:11
QUOTE]What exactly do you mean by changing screen names? Do you mean user accounts on windows, or something else? You should be able to collect all email in the one inbox from your AOL account regardless of the email address.[/QUOTE]

I dont know if it's different with other service providers, but with AOL each user has to sign on to their own screen name to access their email. e.g. fivestar4you@aol.com is the one I'm on now, but if I wanted to read mail from my other email address I would have to sign off from the one I was using and then sign on as my other screen name.

Skatiechik
08-03-2005, 10:13
Do you mean your getting your mail from an online webmail client, or are you using a mail client on your computer such as outlook express?

Moonfire
08-03-2005, 10:54
I found Outlook completely rubbish. I would suggest getting Mozilla's Thunderbird, It's like Outlook but it's just not Microsoft.

HotPhil
08-03-2005, 11:30
I found Outlook completely rubbish. I would suggest getting Mozilla's Thunderbird, It's like Outlook but it's just not Microsoft.
Fair enough, you're allowed to hate Outlook, but let's try and help 5star shall we?

5star, so you're signing in to AOL as one user and then to access another email you sign out of AOL and sign back in as another user id? Am I understanding that right?
I'm not familiar with current AOL set-up's, but I would have thought there would be an option to allow someone else (another user ID) to access your inbox. Have a look around in their settings for something like "delegate access" or "grant access to another user" - this can't be an uncommon request for them and with such a family-friendly company where parents are encouraged to check what their kids are up to I would be surprised if the functionality didn't exist.
Try their Help too.

5star
08-03-2005, 11:54
thanx hotphil.
I'll let you know what I find :thumbsup:

5star
08-03-2005, 12:19
You could use mail2web.com from your browser. You then just login with your user name and password as you would normally.

isnt it dangerous to give your screen name and your password over the internet? :confused:

Moonfire
08-03-2005, 12:29
That was being helpful - It was a personal opinion that I was voicing.

I would also check out other email clients like Eudora, Pegasus (used by Sheffield Uni), Icredimail, Outlook and Outlook Express and EurekaMail. You should be able to set any of these up easily.

:D :D :D

good luck, I hope that AOL is helpful too

Jaye

wendy
08-03-2005, 12:50
Originally posted by 5star
isnt it dangerous to give your screen name and your password over the internet? :confused:

You misunderstand mail2web.com are an online webmail service. It's just a means of looking at your emails via the internet. For example say you wanted to look at your emails while you were away but not download them to the machine you can do that by using this type of service. It is completely secure - have a look and you will see what I mean.