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Email Accounts with Windows 7 and Outlook 2003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have recently bought a new computer with Windows 7 installed.  I run a business from home so have 2 email accounts on my system.  The hotmail account (MAPI) keeps  coming up as the default account although I want my business account to be the default.  I have changed it under email accounts, set as default, but every time I turn Outlook off it defaults back to MAPI. 
    Monday, November 9, 2009 7:10 PM

Answers

  • Please use these steps to setup the default profile/account:

    1) From the startup menu click on control panel to open.
    2) Click on mail utility. Mail setup – Outlook windows opens.
    3) Click on “Show Profiles”. A general tab opens.
    4) From the list of profiles please select/choose the default account.
    5) Finally, tick the radio button “Always use this profile” and click on Ok.

    Let us know if it helps.

    Veeresh

    • Proposed as answer by Veeresh-H Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:08 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:27 PM

All replies

  • Please use these steps to setup the default profile/account:

    1) From the startup menu click on control panel to open.
    2) Click on mail utility. Mail setup – Outlook windows opens.
    3) Click on “Show Profiles”. A general tab opens.
    4) From the list of profiles please select/choose the default account.
    5) Finally, tick the radio button “Always use this profile” and click on Ok.

    Let us know if it helps.

    Veeresh

    • Proposed as answer by Veeresh-H Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian Xing Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:08 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:27 PM
  • Thanks but have tried this.  If I close the system down it reverts back to the Hotmail account.  Have just got rid of the hotmail account!
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:49 AM