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How do I add a new or additional email address to my computer?
  • How do I create and use Identities for multiple email addresses in Outlook Express 5.x?
  • Open Outlook Express.

  • Click on File.

  • Choose Identities.

  • Click on Add New Identity.

  • The next screen will prompt you to enter an Identity name.  This name will be used to distinguish this identity from others set up on this pc in Outlook Express.

  • If you wish to be prompted for a password before entering this identity (where mail previously sent and received can be viewed) place a check mark on "Require a Password."  If you do so, you will be prompted to enter the password you wish to use to lock this identity.

  • After entering an identity name and, if desired, password, click OK.

  •  You will be asked if you wish to switch to the new identity you've just created now.  Choose yes.

  • The next screen will ask if you wish to create a new mail account or use an existing mail account.

  • If the email address for which you are creating an identity is already set up on this computer, you may choose "Use an existing Internet mail account," then click Next.  The correct information should already be entered on the next few screens.  Continue clicking Next until it is no longer an option, then click Finish.  You will be invited to import your existing messages an address book.

  • If the mail address for which you are creating an identity is not set up on this computer, you should choose "Create a new Internet mail account," then click Next.

  • You will be prompted to enter a Display Name.  The display name is how your name will appear when other people receive email from you.  Enter your name however you would like it to appear, then click Next.

  • The next screen asks if you would like to use an email address you already have or sign up for a new email address.  Choose "I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use."  Enter your email address (username@centric.net) in the space provided, then click next.

  • On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter the names of your Incoming and Outgoing Mail Servers.  In both spaces, enter mail.centric.net, then click Next.

  • On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter your Account name and Password.  Enter just your user name.  (For instance, if your username is test, enter test, not test@centric.net), then click Next.

  • On the next screen, simply click Finish.

  • Repeat steps 1-4b as necessary to add additional identities.

  • Using Identities:  The identity name of the identity currently in use is always displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.  If you wish to switch identities, click on File, then Switch Identity, then choose the identity you wish to switch to and click OK.

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