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More E-Mail Bonding: Extending Outlook Express 256 Sharing Outlook Express with Others: Setting Up Identities Internet e-mail is such a useful tool that everyone wants to get in on the act. That's fine because most ISPs let you set up multiple e-mail accounts, so it's usually not a problem to set up an account for each person in your family or your small office. Sounds good, but what happens if two or more people have to share a single computer? Nobody likes having someone else snooping around in their e-mail, so how do you avoid clashes? There are actually two ways you can go about it: · If you have Windows XP Home, give each person their own user account, which includes the ability to set up Outlook Express with just their own e-mail account. (See Chapter 13, "Avoiding Fistfights While Sharing Your Computer.") · For Windows XP Home or Professional, take advantage of an Outlook Express feature called identities. The idea is simple: Each person who uses the computer sets up a distinct identity in Outlook Express. This gives each person his or her own set of folders and settings, and no one sees anyone else's. Each person's identity can be protected with a password to make extra sure that no one pokes around in their stuff. Creating a New Identity When you set up your Internet e-mail account, Outlook Express created an identity called, boringly, Main Identity. Here are the steps to follow to set up another identity: 1. 2. Select the File, Identities, Add New Identity command. Outlook Express whips out the New Identity dialog box. Use the Type your name text box to enter a name for the new identity.