Outlook Express 5 Identy Question

Hi,
As far as I can tell, in order to be prompted for which identity you want use when you launch Outlook Express 5, you have to choose "File | Exit and Log Off Identity."  If you exit w/ "File | Exit", double clicking the top left icon on the window, or clicking on the 'x' on the top right, it defaults to the last identity you used.  I always want to be prompted for which identy to use.  Any ideas?
Thanks,
Bret
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
This might work for you:
 
1. In Outlook Express, click File, point to Identities, and then click Manage Identities.
 
2. In the Start Up Using list, click Ask Me.
 
3. Click Close, quit Outlook Express, and then shut down and restart your computer.
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badreeceAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I don't have an "Ask Me" option.  I'm using OE v5.00.2919.6600.  What version are you using?  I checked the MS website and it says I'm up to date.  I was hoping there would be a way to give it the identity you want to launch via the command line.  That way I could just make a different icon for my wife.  I guess life isn't that easy.

Thanks,
Bret
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Win 98 SE 5.00.2919.6600
Win 2K Gold 5.00.2919.6700

Sorry, OE doesn't accept an idenitity from the command line.
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Neo_mvpsCommented:
Sorry about this, my 98 SE version is 5.00.2615.200 and it does look like there is a difference between the two dialogs. (ie. directions do work for 2615.200 but not for a later version.)

Also did some checking against Microsoft's Support site and this is by design.  When exiting Outlook Express you must choose File > Exit and Log Off Identity to be prompted the next go around.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q221/1/56.asp
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badreeceAuthor Commented:
Hey,

Thanks for poking around and finding that information.  Those aren't the answers I really wanted, but I guess that's life.  I appreciate the help.

Bret
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