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Rules to allow multiple POP accounts in Outlook 2003

Hi, It's posted a lot of places that in order to use multiple POP accounts in Outlook 2003 that you have to use rules so that the dumb thing doesn't put all of your emails (from separate accounts) into the local folder. However I've tried this a couple of times and can never figure out how to get the rules to do this. How, using the rules, can you tell who the email was sent to??

1) Can someone please give specific instructions to set up this rule (assuming there are 5 email accounts, I'd need 5 rules...right?)? I'm comfortable setting up rules and such but can't figure this one out.

2) I also need to know the rule for moving Sent emails into the correct Sent folder.

I dunno, it seems so silly that Outlook doesn't do this automatically in the latest version even.

thanks much,
goldy
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goldylamont
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war1Commented:
Greetings, goldylamont !

Here are some specific instructions for setting up mail rules to separate folders.
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/microsoft_outlook_2003_configuring_multiple_accounts.html

Best wishes!
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meintsiCommented:
Part 2  
After creating the rules for sorting via email account, you will need to

1) Turn off the automatic "save copy in sent items"
2) Create one additional rule for each account to check outgoing mail and to move a copy of it the the correct folder based upon the 'sent from' account.
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upul007Commented:
This is not an answer but a suggestion. Since outlook offers you the option of setting up separate profiles for separate accounts, try it once and see. No mix ups or head aches with rules. Remember rules will not work all the time.
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goldylamontAuthor Commented:
upul, thanks for the comment dude...but different profiles suck unless it's different people using the different emails. no client of mine is willing to open and quit Outlook every time they want to check different accounts. I'm no MS hater, I like MS but this aspect of Outlook, in my opinion, is horrible. Thunderbird/SeaMonkey email is MUCH more intuitive for multiple email accounts...but no real Palm sync with Calendar features....etc... :-(
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meintsiCommented:
Mutliple profiles do have a place, but you have to manually change back-n-forth between them.
And then you have multiple calendars, address books, etc ...

and "Remember rules will not work all the time."  --  why not?
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upul007Commented:
Had anybody set up cross referencing rules..... any ways, dont worry over it. Just my opinion that I had shared and goldylamont, your point taken.
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