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In Win 8.1, I have two accounts, Tom and Sally. I have Exchange set up for Tom. If I'm logged in as Sally, I'd like to have Exchange (2013) use the profile for Tom so I can see all the email etc just as Tom would. I tried running the mail app as Sally to do this but it balked when it found that Tom is already an account on the machine.

Any way to do this?
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by:McKnife
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Sure. Create another outlook profile with a different account and set outlook to let you choose which profile to start.
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by:BlearyEye
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Okay ... Can you be a little more specific? I think I have to use the Mail utility in Control panel, There I see the profile I've created for Sally. I don't see how to choose the profile for Tom.
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by:McKnife
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I suggested to create a profile for Tom. Yes, right there :) And also right there you tell outlook not to start with the Sally profile but to ask. When the tom profile starts, you will be able to manuyll configure it so that Tom's account would be used.
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by:BlearyEye
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Well, the point of this exercise is to not have to recreate a profile for Tom in Sally's account. I want to just use Tom's profile in Tom's account, along with the associated data files.
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Slowly, I have to admit I am getting confused.
"In Win 8.1, I have two accounts, Tom and Sally. I have Exchange set up for Tom. If I'm logged in as Sally, I'd like to have Exchange (2013) use the profile for Tom so I can see all the email etc just as Tom would" - understood.
"I tried running the mail app as Sally to do this but it balked when it found that Tom is already an account on the machine" - this I thought I understood... but obviously not.
"the point of this exercise is to not have to recreate a profile for Tom in Sally's account" - recreate? If Sally logs on to windows, there will be no outlook profile for Tom, so why do you call it "recreate"?
"I want to just use Tom's profile in Tom's account, along with the associated data files" - ok, so you are using pst files? Because exchange does not use data files by default.
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by:BlearyEye
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Sorry about that. Let me try again. Tom has a profile that includes several email accounts, a mixture of POP, IMAP and Exchange accounts. I'd like Sally to be able to open Outlook as though she were Tom, without going through the process of creating the accounts. That is, I'd like Sally to use Tom's Outlook profile as is (or at worst, make a copy and use it).

I recognize that this might be impossible ...
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Ok, now I get it.
No, unfortunately, outlook cannot export account settings as easy as other mailers can. The profile settings are manifested in the registry, maybe you can export and import them through the means of registry keys, but I never tried that.
I would setup those manually.
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by:BlearyEye
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So the answer is "no "... Too bad, but nice to get it. Thanks.
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