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Richard Korts
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It appears impossible to have more than one hotmail account accessed from the same computer. I realize that it is now not hotmail but outlook, so I guess I really mean outlook.com

In the old hotmail, you could log out, than log in as a new account.

Seems like you can't do that anymore.

How can I do that?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Commented:
I am not 100% certain, but I think the restriction you mention is for PST files when you download your mail.

If your access is Web Only (no PST file), I think you can log out entirely and log in as a different person.

Have you tried it the second way?
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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Commented:
actually you can log out.. you may want to add the other accounts as aliases
Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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This is actually fairly easy if you use any browser other than Internet Explorer. In Chrome it's a feature called an "incognito window". Firefox and Opera call them "private windows". Open a new window or tab in private or incognito mode and it will not pick up any session information from other open browser windows. You can then log in to as many outlook.com accounts as you like, one in each separate private/incognito window.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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To David Johnson,

OK, HOW do you log out. There is NO Log Out that I can find.

Russ Suter,

OK, how do I do that? Sounds like an overly complex way.

How can this be SOOOOOOO complicated to use a different account?

For example. I have account myaccount@hotmail.com. For reasons that are unfathomable to me, any time I got to hotmail.com, it automatically goes to my account with NO WAY to change it.

This is like basic.

I know Google pulls the same crap, but I think there IS a way around that.

In general, I have NO CLUE why they are all trying this idiot way of doing things.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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To John Hurst?

What is a "PST" file.

I am just trying a SIMPLE email, no attachments, etc.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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If you download your email to Outlook, Outlook creates a PST file (local email file).

When you log into Outlook.com, there is an avatar (picture) top right. Click on that and sign out.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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John,

Attached is the image of the page. This is using outlook.com, on the web.

I have no idea what an avatar is.

Thanks
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Business Consultant (Owner)
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Click on the little picture beside your name. An option will appear to sign out. Avatar is just a little symbol of a person, that's all
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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Commented:
OK, that's easy.

WHY is it so disguised?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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@rkorts  - Thanks.   "Why is it so disguised? "  - Because Microsoft does not understand you might want to do more than one thing. Sigh!.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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John Hurst,

I think the general problem plaguing the web now is the set of assumptions that everyone knows all these little tricky icons. We can't have drop down menu anymore; why not is beyond me they are so intuitive & useful.

We have to have this little gear wheel cog that is supposed to mean options (according to who?). We have that thing you called an "avatar", which is a dummy picture of a human or (I'm guessing) an icon of you if you put a photo in. Which, by the way, there are no instructions on how to do that.

I've thought of putting my photo on EE, can't figure out how to do it, EE is as bad as the others

If this is so called web 2.0 or web 3.0, it's AWFUL!

It goes on & on.