How do I create separate inboxes in Windows Mail?

I have recently upgraded to Windows Vista and am trying to set up two separate email boxes, one for my wife and one for me, so that we can keep our emails separate. (It makes it easier to read them, if we each have our own inbox or way of separating mail). I was able to do this in Windows XP, using Outlook Express, but can't seem to do it in Windows Mail. Is it possible? If not, does anyone have a suggestion on how I go about separating our email

We have a provider (Verizon) where we have separate email accounts, but would like to be able to download the mail and store it on our computer.

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Last updated January 30, 2019 Views 2,312 Applies to:

Hi Pabloj608,


Thank you for posting on the forums.


Just add another e-mail account and it should setup a different inbox for the new account. Here’s an article on how to setup an e-mail account.


Windows Mail: Setting up an account from start to finish


Notice on the first picture, when you’re in the Internet Accounts Window there is an Add Button on the right. Just click on Add and fill in the rest.


Hope that works for you, please post back and let us know.

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