I use Outlook 2002/XP for personal email rather than Outlook
Express. I would like to install a separate (additional) copy of Outlook with
its own folders & contacts to use for business only. Is this
But don’t despair. Outlook has a feature designed to do exactly what you
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This is a perfect use of Outlook mail profiles.
Go to Control Panel, Mail, Show
Profiles. Each profile can be configured with different email accounts
and different storage folders. In addition, you can have Outlook prompt you for
which profile to use when it starts up.
I use multiple profiles on my laptop. When I’m at home I use a profile that
includes all my email accounts. When I’m on the road I use a different profile
that only checks a couple of critical accounts. When I’m traveling with my wife
I use yet a third profile that includes my wife’s email account as well.