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Using two accounts in Outlook - one exchange, the other pop3

Some of our employees send email from two different accounts, and need to have that choice when they send the email (as in a dropdown in the from field or some prompt).  One account is on an internal Exchange server, and the other is a Pop3 account.  

I've gotten Outlook to receive from both accounts, but it will only allow sending from the Exchange account.  

Specifically, we're running Outlook 2000 and Exchange server on Win2k.
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Nat_cCommented:
I have forgotton specifically where in is in Outlook 2000 but there sould be an accounts button when composing a new e-mail that will allow you to chose wheich account the message should be sent from.

In Outlook 2003 it is next to the "send" button.

HTH,
Nat
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andrewthriceAuthor Commented:
Well, I've been reading around on the forums, and what I'm trying to do might not be possible.  I've read that you can receive from multiple accounts in Outlook, but you can only send from a default account, when Exchange server is involved.  Exchange seems to override everything.
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Nat_cCommented:
It is definitely possible according to MS

see this MS article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192340/en-us

Extract from above article:
The Send Using command allows you to select the account your message is sent from. If you do not use Microsoft Word 2000 as your e-mail editor with HTML or Plain Text as the message format, Send Using is located on the File menu of your open, unsent message.

Let me know how you get on,
Nat
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MicrotechCommented:
This can only be done in outlook 2003 and maybe 2002 (XP)
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Nat_cCommented:
Outlook 2003 and 2002 (XP) both have the "accounts" button that you can use to specify which account the message is sent from.

According to the above MS knowledgebase page in 2000 the is a "Send using" option "under the File menu of your open, unsent message"

I don't have a copy of 2000 here to test with so can't guarantee that it will work, but apparantly it is a feature 2000.
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MicrotechCommented:
I think that works if you are not in corporate workgroup mode. Not ideal here.

Two options, create a new profile for that account (not good as you will have to exit outlook and go back in on the other profile)
Upgrade to new client.
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Nat_cCommented:
You're right, send using is only available in IMO (internet mail only) mode.

My bad, didn't read enough of the article
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andrewthriceAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies.  So let me get this straight: the only way to overcome the limitation in Outlook 2000 is to create two profiles or upgrade to Outlook 2003?  

Can anyone confirm that you have a choice of what account to send from in Outlook 2003 (while in corporate workgroup mode), before I go purchase new licenses?

Again, in this scenario, I want the user to be able to choose between a pop3 account or the account on our internal Exchange server.

Thanks!
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andrewthriceAuthor Commented:
I guess there is one more option: change the delivery option in Outlook 2000.  Most of the time, users will be sending from one account, so switching this way every once in a while shouldn't be too much of a hassle.

However, we should probably upgrade, so my question above still applies.
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Nat_cCommented:
I can gurantee 100% that it will work in Outlook 2003, this is exactly the setup I have.

As default, all messages are sent via my exchange account and there is an "accounts" button that I use if I want to send via pop3.

You can also setup a rule to deliver mail from the pop3 account(s) into a separate folder or .pst if required.
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