Need to create separate email profiles for Outlook 2010 in Windows 7
Posted on 2014-03-28
I just started a new contract job and the company runs Outlook Exchange Server for company email, calendar, tasks, etc. Since I'm currently using my personal laptop while working on site (3-4 days per week), I have set up a separate user profile (desktop identity) for work-related programs and folders, as well as email access (Exchange Server).
The problem now is Outlook 2010 is trying to load the Exchange Server account by default when ever I log on to my personal user/desktop profile. For my personal desktop profile, I have a POP email for consulting purposes and Google Gmail set up for IMAP.
1.) Can I create two separate email profiles and simply be prompted to choose from "home" and "work" email profiles?
2.) Is this process same as configuring Outlook to prompt for a profile at Startup?
I've followed the "Control Panel > Email > Show Profiles > Prompt for a profile to be used" instructions, rebooted. After restarting the laptop and opening Outlook, the program tries to load the profile, but I am still getting an error: "Connection to Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action."
I have set this up successfully for a few of my clients running Outlook to download POP/IMAP email, but never before running on MS Exchange.
I would like access to both my "home" and "work" emails, so I can communicate with my employer on days when out of the office.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!