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Creating Outlook Profile differences by Method RRS feed

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  • Good afternoon -

    I am aware of 3 different methods to create a new Outlook profile

       1) Open Outlook /safe, Choose Profile, Options, New   (if Outlook wont open)

       2) Open Outlook normally, Account Settings, Account Settings, Email tab, New

       3) Control Panel, User Account, Mail applet

    My question is:

         Assuming an Outlook Profile is corrupt:
               Is there a preferred method for creating a new profile for the same e-mail address.

         For example:

            Profile Name: Outlook       Email address:  cartmen@southpark.org

                Create new Profile:  ECartmen      Email address:  cartmen@southpark.org

            Then removing Profile Name: Outlook

    Thank you in advance! 

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Welcome to our forum.

    >> Open Outlook normally, Account Settings, Account Settings, Email tab, New

    This is not a method to create new profile, this is the method to configure a new email account on current profile. The right method: In Outlook > File > Account Settings > Manage Profiles, choose Show Profiles > Add.

    >> Is there a preferred method for creating a new profile for the same e-mail address.

    Once you have created a new profile, it is required to configure a email account on it. So if your current profile is corrupt, it is suggested to just create a new profile via method 3 and configure the same email address on it then delete the old profile. This should be the preferred method .

    Hope this can be helpful.

    Regards,

    Aidan Wang


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    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:57 AM
  • Hi,

    I'm writing to see if the reply above is helpful to you. If yes, would you mind helping mark the reply as answer? So that others who might have a similar question can benefit from your thread? Thanks for your understanding and support.

    Regards, 

    Aidan Wang


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    Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:56 AM