CVC Internet Help Guide

Creating a Second Identity in Outlook Express

Please Note: These instructions are for users, 
who have experience setting up software programs.
 

These instructions are for Outlook Express Version 5.5 and Version 6
To check which version you are currently running, click on the Help Guide in Outlook Express, select
"About Outlook Express," a window will open showing you which version you are using. 
To update your browser and mail program go to: 
www.microsoft.com

 


1.    Open Outlook Express.  Click on the "File" menu in the top left hand corner and
       select "Identities."

Creating A New Identity, Step 1

 


2.    A box will appear asking you to type a name for this "Identity."  Type in "Your Real Name"
      and click "OK."

Creating A New Identity, Step 2

 


3.    A smaller box will appear asking if you would like to switch to this new identity,
       click "Yes."

Creating A New Identity, Step 3

 


4.    The "Internet Connection Wizard" will come up asking you for a "Display Name."  You
       may enter "Your Real Name" or any name you choose.  Click "Next" to continue.

Creating A New Identity, Step 4

 


5.    In the "Internet E-mail Address" window enter the new "Identities e-mail address"
      (example: username@cvc.net).  Click "Next" to continue.

Creating A New Identity, Step 5

 


6.    In the "E-mail Server Names" window complete the following:

       a.) "My incoming mail server is a" select: POP3.
       b.) In the field "Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server"enter in lowercase,
            no spaces: mail.cvc.net
       c.) In the field "Outgoing mail (SMTP) server" enter in lowercase, no spaces:
            mail.cvc.net

        Click " Next" to continue.
    

Creating A New Identity, Step 6

    

 


7.    The next window will tell you have completed the necessary information required
        to set up this "Identity."  To save the settings, click "Finish."

Creating A New Identity, Step 7

 


8.    Outlook Express will then ask if you would like to "Import Messages and an Address
      
Book." If you would like to import this information, leave the mark on "Import from"
       and click "Next" to continue.   If you do not want to import files, go to step 9.


    Creating A New Identity, Step 8

 

8a.    If you would like to import both an "Address Book and Messages", leave the mark on
         the "Messages and Address Book."  Click "Next" to continue.

Creating A New Identity, Importing Address Book & Messages

8b.    Under "Select Folders," you can choose to import all folders or select the ones
          you wish to import.  Click "Next" to continue.

Creating A New Identity, Selecting Folders To Import

8c.    In the next window it will tell you that your import is complete.  Click "Finish" to save
         the settings.

Creating A New Identity, Import Complete


9.    To skip importing files, select "Do not import at this time" and click "Next" to continue.

Creating A New Identity, Skipping Import

9a.    The final window in Outlook Express will tell you that the "Import is not complete
         and that you may import at any time through the File menu."  Click "Finish."

Creating A New Identity, Skipping Import


To verify that your e-mail settings are properly set, please complete the following steps.


1. At the top of the Outlook Express window, click on the "Tools" menu and select "Accounts".

Outlook Express Mail Settings, Step 1


2. At the top of the Internet Accounts screen, click on the "Mail" tab.  Click once on the mail account so it becomes highlighted, then click on the "Properties" button (right side of the screen, third button down).

Outlook Express Mail Settings, Step 2


3. In the Properties window, "General" screen, verify the following settings:

Outlook Express Mail Settings, Step 3


4. At the top of the Properties window, click on the "Servers" tab and verify the following settings:


5.) At the top of the Properties window, click on the "Connection" tab.  In the Connection screen, make sure "Always connect to this account" using is selected and that "CVC Internet" is showing in the white field below.


6. At the top of the Properties window, click on the "Security" tab.  In the Security screen, the only option that should be active, is the "Algorithm (3DES)".

Mail Security Settings


7.  At the top of the Properties window, click on the "Advanced" tab.  In the Advanced screen,
verify the following options:

In the section "Server Timeouts", move the arrow to: Long 5 minutes

In the section "Sending", Do Not select the option "Break apart messages larger than".

In the section "Delivery", Do Not select the option "Leave a copy of messages on server". 

Mail Properties Advanced -  Make sure to unmark "Leave Copy On Server"


8. At the bottom of the Properties window, click on the "Apply" button, then click on the "OK" button


9. In the "Internet Accounts" window, click on the "Close" button


10. In the "Outlook Express" main window, click on the "File" menu (located at the top of the Outlook Express window) and select "Close"


You're Finished!  To change to your new identity (or second mailbox), open Outlook Express, click on the File menu, select Switch Identity and select the Identity you would like to change to.  Remember, you must use your primary username and password to log on to the Internet.  Your second identity is only for mail and will not allow you to access the Internet. 

 

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