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Easy "Shortcut" queston (Win XP)

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Douglas in CT, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Douglas in CT

    Douglas in CT Millennium Member

    Background:
    - I have a cable internet service through a company called Cablevision.

    - The ISP service is called Optonline, and they provide an email service that allows me a master and 4 sub-account email addresses. At present, I have two email accounts.

    - I want to set up a desktop "shortcut" for each email account.

    Action taken:
    I have set up two shortcut icons using:
    mail.optonline. (and whatever else showed for that screen in the browser).

    Problem:
    No matter what I do, nor which shortcut icon I click, it always shows the log in screen of last email user name (with blank password box) that used the email service.

    Fix:
    Is there one?

    Thank you.
     
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    it's using cookies. only fix i can think of would be to use a seperate browser program for each account.

    each time you log-in, it sets a cookie on your computer saying that specific user is logged in.

    it might be possible to write 4 seperate HTML pages with auto-redirects automatically sending the username/password, but that may be more than you are wanting.
     


  3. Melete

    Melete

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    What you could do is use <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/firefox">Firefox</a> (or an older version of Netscape/Mozilla) and set it up to use multiple profiles. That avoids the need to have multiple shortcuts -- Just use the Firefox shortcut and it'll ask you which profile you want to use -- this will work not just for the email accounts but will keep all your similar things sorted by user as well -- homepage, bookmarks, etc
     
  4. modgun

    modgun CLM

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    Where you live
    Yes find an email program and set up different profiles for each one.