Multiple e-mails with one outlook 97 profile?

Posted on 1998-07-10
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
How can I configure my profile in order to have two e-mails set up, from two ISP? I want to receive mails from both email accounts when I press F5 (the same as in Outlook Express, where I can configure several accounts). The problem is, in the control panel, "Mail and fax" icon, I have installed "internet mail" as information service, and it only lets me set up an email account. And I cannot add another "internet mail" information service in that profile, because there's already one.
Please, don't tell me I can create another user profile and select with wich one I want to log into Outlook: I'd like to receive mails from both email accounts with only pressinf F5, as I can do in Outlook express
Question by:mquiles

Accepted Solution

gpipes earned 100 total points
ID: 1621085
Found the following the patch is at the Microsoft web site.

PSS ID Number: Q167146
Article last modified on 06-02-1998

The information in this article applies to:
 - Microsoft Outlook 97
The Internet Mail Enhancement Patch for Microsoft Outlook 97 (IMEP) is an
updated Internet Mail service for use with Microsoft Outlook 97. This
article describes the improvements included in the updated service.
The following improvements are available when using the Internet Mail
Enhancement Patch:
Improved Delivery Options
With the IMEP you can specify to leave a copy of mail on the server when
you download messages. This allows you to download the messages again later
or from another location.
Support for Multiple Accounts
With the IMEP, you can build a messaging profile that includes more than
one Internet Mail account. You can check mail from several accounts using
one profile even if the mail providers use entirely separate dial-up access
numbers. You can also combine different access methods, such as a modem
connection combined with a network connection.
For more information on this issue, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
   Article-ID: Q166647
   Title     : OL97: Unable to Configure More than One Internet Mail
Support for Reply Marks
With the IMEP, you can specify have the original text in a reply to a
message prefixed with the ">" character. You can also choose to use the "|"
or ":" characters to prefix the text.
Support for Line Wrapping
You can choose to wrap text a specific number of characters when sending
messages. This feature is useful when you send e-mail to other mail clients
that do not have an automatic word wrap feature.
For more information on this issue, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
   Article-ID: Q164744
   Title     : OL97: E-Mail Opened in Netscape Navigator May Not Line Wrap
Improved Presentation of Message Header
The IMEP shows the RFC-822 message header in the Options tab of the
message. The original Internet Mail service required that you install an
ecf file and use the Properties command on the File menu to see the
message header.
Support for a Reply Address
The IMEP allows you to specify a different address as a Reply Address for
your messages. For example, you can send messages through one e-mail
account,, and specify that you want replies sent to
Improved Handling of Message Icons
With the IMEP, messages you receive via the Internet will correctly display
the read/unread icon.
For more information on this issue, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
   Article-ID:   Q163385
   Title     :   OL97: Mail Message Icon Does Not Change After Reading
Improved Handling of Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)Information
The IMEP Internet Mail service does not add BCC information to the RFC-822
header of the message.
For more information on the "BCC" issue, please see the following article
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
   Article-ID:   Q167111
   Title     :   OL97: BCC List Included in Internet Mail Header
Improved Handling of Undeliverable Messages
If the IMEP cannot completely download a message, it converts the problem
message into a text file and attaches it to a message with an indication
that the message was not complete. This allows successful delivery of
subsequent messages.
For more information on this issue, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article-ID: Q163860
Title     : OL97: Err Msg: A Message Could Not Be Delivered
Improved Setup for New Profiles
The IMEP setup will recognize if you have only one profile with no Internet
Mail service and initiate the Internet Mail account setup screen.
For more information on this issue, please see the following article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article-ID: Q167091
Title     : OL97: End of IMEP Setup Displays Internet Mail Property Sheet
Improved Handling of the RTF Switch
When you reply to a message, the option for "Always send to this recipient
in Microsoft Exchange rich-text format" (RTF)is not selected by default.
The IMEP now sets the RTF switch if the original message contained RTF.
Improved Handling of Received Date
Some Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) mail servers generate a received date
format that the original Internet Mail service always interprets as
"2/1/97". The IMEP Internet Mail service correctly handles and converts
these received dates.
Additional query words:  tick ticking
Keywords          : GnrlIMEP kbpatch
Version           : WINDOWS:97
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbinfo
Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.


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ID: 1621086
Ok, thanks for your information

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