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Share 1 Outlook Email account between 2 Vista users


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cvrband

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I'd like to share one email account for my wife and I using Windows Vista Home Premium. I have us each set up as a seperate user and can't figure out how to make it possible for each of us to use/view the emails with Outlook 2007. I'm trying to set it up so we both can see the emails/contacts/calendar etc. from either user and not have to switch users to view them. Thanks for the help. John
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I am assuming this is on the same computer and you are wishing to share an e-mail account setup with Outlook 2007 between the two windows accounts?
Please correct me if I am wrong, if not please use the following advice.

Open Outlook on the windows user that has outlook setup and configured the way you want.
Click on "File" select "Data File Management..."
Select "Personal Folders", click "open folder", and write down the location of this folder.
The default for outlook data files is:
C:\Documents and Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
*USER_NAME = windows user name

Log out of that user and log into the other windows account that you want to share outlook with.
Click on "File" select "Data File Management..."
Select "Personal Folders", click "open folder", and write down the location of this folder.
Now you want to click "Add..." and browse to the location you wrote down and select the proper data file.
Once selected you should click "Close", depending on how much information you have this may take awhile.

Now you will just need to setup the e-mail account settings (username, password, mail server settings, etc)
If you wish to share contacts, you will need to export those contacts and then import than to the second windows user.

Hope this helps.

-Chevyman
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Thanks for the reply Chevyman!

Between the time I posted and the time of your reply, I played around with the settings in Outlook 2007 and found that all I had to do was manipulate the "Data File Manager" (like you stated) to point both users to look at the same .pst file. I plan on doing the same with the contacts when I finally get time to import them.

Thanks again for your input.

John
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Will these steps enable mail updates... I mean to ask, if a new mail is received by one of the users, will it automatically update the outlook pst for the other user?

I have an issue but i have not the tried these particular steps yet. I have 2 operating systems on my Laptop. Can i share the outlook pst file for both the operating systems?

Thank you for the help!!!
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Hey.... the above steps are not working :) ... is there any way where i can share 1 outlook pst file by 2 Operating systems on the same Computer? :)

Thank you in advance!!! :)
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