How to configure outlook for two different ISP

On my laptop with Win XP, I have Verizon at work and Optonline at home, both are fiber optic networks. What are the proper email configuration settings? How do I figure this out?
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Ask your ISP, they will be able to provide details of the correct POP/IMAP and SMTP servers, ports and authentication to use.
You can have as many mail accounts in outlook as you like, and as long as the account settings are correct you should be able to get/send email  from all accounts
mstrasserCommented:
http://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/web1/another_email_address.htm

Multiple Email Accounts at Different ISPs

If you have multiple email accounts at different ISPs, Outlook and Outlook Express can handle that.

Consider this example. Assume that you are Gaspar Aluzo. You have two "real" accounts with two "real" ISPs. One is GAluzo@Earthlink.net. Another is Galuzo@ATT.net. You have set Outlook to handle the first account. You need to set it to handle the second.

Here is how to create a "second" account within Outlook or Outlook Express

1.Click "Tools"
 
2.Click "Accounts"
 
3.Click on the "Mail Tab"
 
4.Click "Add", then "Mail"
 
5.In the box labeled "Display Name" type your name as you would like it to appear on outgoing email. For example, Gaspar Aluzo might type "Gaspar Aluzo".
 
6.Click "Next"
 
7.In the box labeled "E-mail Address" type the reply address you would like to use. For example, Gaspar Aluzo might type GAluzo@ATT.net.
 
8.Click "Next"
 
9.In the box labeled "Incoming mail (POP3 or IMAP) server", type the address of your incoming mailbox for the second account. You must get this from the ISP for your second account.
 
10.In the box labeled "Outgoing mail (SMTP) server", type the address of the outgoing mail server for the second account. You must get this from the ISP for your second account.
 
11.Click "Next"
 
12.In the box labeled "Account name", type the account name or user ID your ISP gave you for the second account.
 
13.In the box labeled "Password", type the password that that your ISP gave you for the second account.
 
14.Check the box labeled "Remember password"
 
15.Click "Next"
 
16.On the panel that asks "Which method do you want to use to connect to the Internet?", I recommend selecting "manually".
 
17.Click "Next"
 
18.Click "Finish"
 
19.Immediately click on "Properties". This will reopen the "account" you have just created.
 
20.Note that the account used the value you specified as the incoming account with your ISP as the "name" of the account. This name is only used to identify the account within Outlook or Outlook Express. I strongly recommend changing it to something you will easily recognize.
 
21.Click "OK"
 
22.Voila. You are done.
To use this account, click the "pull down" arrow next to the "Send" button on any email. Outlook will reveal all your defined accounts and let you specify which one to use.

Also, Outlook will "poll" this second account looking for incoming email.


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Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
The short answer, add two email accounts under Tools according to each ISP.  Most ISP's have details on adding their information on support sites.
But, beware, not all ISP's will let you send email from any ISP.  This has been a practice to try to stop SPAMMER from using an ISP email service to deliver email.
So, after you get both email accounts installed, be sure to test by sending an email to yourself from one account to the other when you are on each service.    Ask for help if the emails don't go through.   No need to worry you about the settings if yours work.
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ullsa001Commented:
The information will vary slightly depending on what Mail client you are using. Outlook 2003/2007 or Outlook Express. But the idea is the same, just look for the fields named below. One more thing, if you are using Outlook 2007, when you go into the accounts option and select to add a new account, remove the check box from the Auto Configure, and follow the instructions.

Open the mail client>Click on Tools>Accounts>Add Mail>

For Verizon:
Verizon incoming mail server: incoming.verizon.net
Verizon outgoing mail server: outgoing.verizon.net

For Optimum:
Optimum incoming mail server: mail.optonline.net
Optimum outgoing mail server: mail.optonline.net


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ullsa001Commented:
The information will vary slightly depending on what Mail client you are using. Outlook 2003/2007 or Outlook Express. But the idea is the same, just look for the fields named below. One more thing, if you are using Outlook 2007, when you go into the accounts option and select to add a new account, remove the check box from the Auto Configure, and follow the instructions.

Open the mail client>Click on Tools>Email Accounts>Add Mail>Select POP3>Enter all the information required in the next field.
Name: (Your name)
Email: (john@optonline.net)

Logon Information:
Enter your full email address and password here.

SERVER INFORMATION: Depending on which account your are setting up, use the information below for the INCOMING and OUTGOING mail servers.

For Verizon:
Verizon incoming mail server: incoming.verizon.net
Verizon outgoing mail server: outgoing.verizon.net

For Optimum:
Optimum incoming mail server: mail.optonline.net
Optimum outgoing mail server: mail.optonline.net

Check the box to remember the password, and if you are using Outlook you can even test your credentials and settings here. Good luck!
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stevedantonioAuthor Commented:
thank you all.
i need to clarify:
how do i get steve@verizon.net to work on my cablevision network?
Do i need to make any changes to the email configuration setup?
mstrasserCommented:
You just need to verify your POP and SMTP protocol for verizon and or cablevision
mail does not make a difference between your provider , it just needs to know hwer to pull and push the mail to and from

POP3 SMTP Mail Servers for Verizon Internet Service Provider

Verizon incoming mail server: incoming.verizon.net
Verizon outgoing mail server: outgoing.verizon.net
Verizon WIRELESS outgoing mail server: smtp.vzwmail.net

Accessing Email from your Domains with your ISP
If you have POP3 email accounts with your own domain, you typically retrieve your email using your domain's incoming mail server, and you send email using your ISPs outgoing mail server.

incoming: www.yourdomain or mail.yourdomain

Verizon SMTP Port: 587

Authenticate your Verizon Account Name and Password
Go to Tools - Accounts
Click on the "Mail" tab
Click on your account then on the "Properties" button
Click on the "Server" tab
At the bottom, check the "My Server Requires Authentication" box
Click the "Settings" button
Click the "Log On Using" radio button
Enter your VERIZON ACCOUNT NAME AND PASSWORD here
Click Ok, Ok, Close

dont know your cablevision one   I think they differ depending on where you live




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stevedantonioAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your posts.
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