When I send e-mail my husbands name appears in the From: slot.

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I just downloaded,IE5. Now when I send e-mail my husbands name appears in the From _______ slot. All the time I was running IE 4.1 it had my name in this slot. How do I get his name out and mine back in. I am the only one that uses the PC. Really enjoy your radio program. Thanks for your help.

Bj.

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This question was answered on June 23, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The e-mail program that is installed with the IE 5 upgrade is called Outlook Express For a free e-mail program, it has some pretty impressive features One of them is the ability to have it check multiple e-mail accounts whenever it goes to find new e-mail It sounds like you may have inadvertently set-up a new account when the upgrade was performed To check this, open Outlook Express and click on the Tools menu, then on Accounts to open the “Internet Accounts” dialog box Click on the “Mail” tab at the top to expose all of the e-mail accounts that have been set up (See image) (insert oeacct.jpg here) If you have more than one account set up, you have two choices to have your name appear in the “From:” section of your sent messages You can either remove any accounts that are unneeded or highlight the account that you want to be used to send messages then click on the “Set as Default” button In my case it is the middle account If you want to change the information for a specific account, highlight it then press the “Properties” button

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on June 23, 1999