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    Multiple email accounts with OWA

    We are using Exchange 2003 with Outlook Web Access.
    We have set itup to use basic authentication rather than windows integration. The reason for this is so members of staff with more than one email address can log onto either without logging off the PC, and without us messing about with mailbox rights.

    Question is: is there a way of allowing someone to keep two Internet Explorer Windows (or tabs) open, with each one logged into a different mailbox? Currently IE remembers the logged on user and opens a second window with the same credentials.

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    use different browsers - or use one in outlook and one in OWA - or use a full blown app like outlook for access to both mail boxes via imap?

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    I've never been able to open separate accounts at the same time.

    BTW make sure you're using SSL if you're only using basic authentication or your username/password combinations can be easily sniffed

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    Different browsers would probably do it, but the idea of using OWA is for simplicity, so it probably goes against the grain a bit.
    We are using SSL, so not worried about password sniffing.

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    Upgrade to Exchange 2010 SP1. I've just tried it and I can access more than one mailbox at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    Upgrade to Exchange 2010 SP1. I've just tried it and I can access more than one mailbox at the same time.
    Was that meant to be a serious suggestion?

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    What do you reckon?

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    You can open up other accounts in OWA if you have access to the mailbox.

    In OWA, If you click on your name it will bring down a Drop Down box where you can open another mailbox.

    See Attached Image

    EDIT: oops!! mis-read your using Exchange 2003, in which case i cannot remember if you get the same option.. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    You can open up other accounts in OWA if you have access to the mailbox.

    In OWA, If you click on your name it will bring down a Drop Down box where you can open another mailbox.

    See Attached Image
    Only works in 2007+, and involves granting access rights on mailboxes which the OP stated was a no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Only works in 2007+, and involves granting access rights on mailboxes which the OP stated was a no-no.
    Yeah I Edited my post, mis-read (did not read properly!) my bad!

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    Aslong as they have full access permissions I think you can do it while logged into the first account - open another window and after domain.com/owa/putsecondusernamehere or something like that - We did it once at my last place for somebody.


    Here you go Neat OWA 2003 End-User Tips & Tricks

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Aslong as they have full access permissions I think you can do it while logged into the first account - open another window and after domain.com/owa/putsecondusernamehere or something like that - We did it once at my last place for somebody.
    Again, does not fulfill the OP's requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Again, does not fulfill the OP's requirements.
    didnt read it properly my bad!

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    Not tried this as have not got any windows machines here but how about in private browser windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwood View Post
    Is there a way of allowing someone to keep two Internet Explorer Windows (or tabs) open, with each one logged into a different mailbox?
    Sessions? In Internet Explorer (v8.0 and v9.0), go to the File menu and select New Session. This enables the user to sign in to multiple accounts at the same time with different credentials. To do this using a shortcut you could use commands like the ones shown below...

    Code:
    iexplore.exe -noframemerging https://mail.example.net/owa/jsmith@example.net
    iexplore.exe -noframemerging https://mail.example.net/owa/sjones@example.net

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