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Secondary Follow Up Question RE: Email Accounts [message #468580] Mon, 12 January 2009 09:18 Go to next message
Liontamer
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Registered: January 2009
Junior Member
While working with a MS Training Module, I came across the use of Flags.
Now, I noticed that I have my primary email account for Inbox and a regular
Outlook 2007 email account Inbox.

For the regular Outlook 2007 Inbox, I can see a column for flags. But for
my primary email account with Hotmail I don't see this column for flags.
Meanwhile the practice exercise says to send yourself three emails. Then
after you receive them to find the flag column. Well, I'm lost here. Cause
there is no such column in my inbox for my hotmail primary email account. I
got my practice emails. But no Flag Column.

The only place I can see this Flag Column is in the Outlook Inbox.

What's going on here? Something isn't right. Should I have set up an
Outlook Email Account? If so, How? And how many separate email accounts can
I have with Outlook?

This is all related to my first question today.
Re: Secondary Follow Up Question RE: Email Accounts [message #468708] Mon, 12 January 2009 13:40 Go to previous message
anonymous[1]
Messages: 382
Registered: March 2007
Senior Member
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:18:14 -0800, Liontamer wrote:

> What's going on here? Something isn't right. Should I have set up an
> Outlook Email Account?

It is a common mistake (of the "rookie" variety) to confuse the "client"
with the "account.

MS Outlook is an email client. It can exist without an account, nor is it,
itself, an account. It is just a tool which you use to access an account.

Any of a number of organizations provide email accounts. An account can
exist without a client, nor is it a client. However, to access the email in
an account requires the use of a client.

There is no such thing as an "Outlook Email Account". There are AOL
accounts, Yahoo! accounts, Gmail accounts, etc; any of which can be accessed
using email clients, when both the account and client are properly
configured for access.

> If so, How? And how many separate email accounts can
> I have with Outlook?

I am not aware of a limit for MS Outlook. I do use other email clients
(primarily Pegasus Mail), and have at least six accounts set up in most of
them. Some are rather complex; a Fastmail account which uses the Fastmail
IMAP server for receiving email, but for which I use a Yahoo! Japan account
to send the email.

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Norman
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