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Old 09-01-2010, 10:46 AM
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Just changed my email to gmail. My wife also has a gmail address. How can i set them up with separate shortcuts instead logging in and out of each acct.?

Also the reason for the change is i received an email [which i later found out was a virus] from someone selling Dell computers.The problem is that also included 7 of my friends from my address book.How the hell did they get those addresses?

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Old 09-01-2010, 12:55 PM
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I don't know if that is possible within the same browser, when logged on to windows as the same user... Have you tried bookmarking the two separate pages?? I have found that with our kitchen computer, which is general use, using different browsers is a very handy way to share internet and computer, without problems like different saved passwords, bookmarks and even open tabs. Being the nice guy that I am, I let my wife have Firefox, and I have to get by with Chrome...

Sounds like virus city.... Even though you have switched email accounts, it would seem a very good time to run all malware removal programs which are at your disposal. Malwarebytes, Spybot, Avira anti virus are my first line devices, and they are all free.
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:21 PM
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In gmail you can get it to automatically forward your mail from one account to another - I think they even call it automatically forwarding.

You can also use email software such as MS outlook and Thunderbird (Mozilla version of the same - well sort of) to access your gmail account(s) if you wish. Look for pop3 settings...
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:09 PM
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Yup, Thunderbird retrieving from Gmail is the best way to go.
Download the free avast! antivirus program and run it, it's quite good. I used that in conjunction with Zone Alarm and never had an issue. Now I just run Linux.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:45 PM
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Also the reason for the change is i received an email [which i later found out was a virus] from someone selling Dell computers.The problem is that also included 7 of my friends from my address book.How the hell did they get those addresses?
Probably a mutual friend who followed a link in the email. Mining for email addresses is pretty common, and is even done by places that are not entirely evil...
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:56 PM
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Yup, Thunderbird retrieving from Gmail is the best way to go.
Download the free avast! antivirus program and run it, it's quite good. I used that in conjunction with Zone Alarm and never had an issue. Now I just run Linux.
i was running avist at the time.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:12 PM
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Firefos lets you use profiles...

I THINK Firefox lets you set up a profile for each user.

yes I am right...


use this link to see the information about setting it up

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_Firefox_profile_on_Windows

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