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Can I set my Outlook to jump between two SMTP servers

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I have a laptop that I have email configured on.  I go between work and home.  My connection is wireless.  At home I'm with a different ISP than at work.  Is there a way I can set my outlook to automatically switch between the two SMTP server vice manually having to change it?  Thanks in advance.
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You're not able to use one or the other SMTP server at both locations?
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You could create two profiles and select the profile you wish to use at Outlook startup.

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Try...

Open the Mail Setup dialog box.
How?

In Microsoft Windows XP

In Control Panel, double-click User Accounts, and then click Mail.
Note  If you are using Control Panel classic view, double-click Mail.

In Microsoft Windows 2000

In Control Panel, double-click Mail.
Note  The Mail module won't appear unless you have Outlook installed and have run Outlook for the first time.

Click Show Profiles.
Click Add.
Type a name for the profile (Outlook e-mail profile: A profile is what Outlook uses to remember the e-mail accounts and the settings that tell Outlook where your e-mail is stored.), and then click OK.
You will then be able to add an e-mail account to use in your profile. Follow the directions on your screen.
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So, you'll create a new profile...call it HOME.  Then select "Prompt for profile to be used."

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ISoul, no.  However if I change between them it will work.  

AndreDekolta, that is what I'm doing now.  I was just checking to see if there were an easier way.
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Ok, then that is the way...blame that weekness on M$

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by:ISoul
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You could give this a try if you want... change the outgoing SMTP port to something other than 25.
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Thanks for your prompt responses.  Lets hope Microsoft keeps something like this in mind when they come out with newer verions of Outlook and Outlook Express.  Thanks again.
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Yup, it would nice to switch between ISPs on-the-fly.  Makes sense for both productivity and usability.  But, we're are at the mercy of M$!!!  Ugh!  At home, I have two separate machines.  One Linux, One M$.  I try to force my usage of the Linux box, but I find that I miss out on too much stuff.  Sucks really...Linux is much better, powerful, and faster!  But still too cumbersome for daily use by the average schmo...

Thanks!

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