Removing an Outlook e-mail account


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Old 06-10-14, 06:55 AM
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Removing an Outlook e-mail account

There are a number of e-mails that all get routed to the Outlook on my computer. I get tons of junk e-mail to an account that I never use. How do I just kill the account?


For instance, I have "Louuuuu@work.com, Sales@work com Quality@work com all coming to my Outlook. I can't find where I could remove one address.

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 running through Win7 Pro.

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Old 06-10-14, 07:57 AM
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Go into outlook account settings and delete those accounts...


On the Tools menu, click E-mail Accounts.
Select View or change existing e-mail accounts, and then click Next.
Click the e-mail account you want to delete, and then click Remove.
Click Finish.
 
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What options you see might depend on which View you use. I don't see "Tools" that lawrosa mentions. In Compact View, Folder panel (on left edge in my case) I can right-click my account name (above "Inbox") and select Remove Account.
 
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Neither method seems to be working.

Lawrosa - when I do what you suggest, when I get to "Click the e-mail account you want to delete, and then click Remove" my only options are Microsoft Exchange Server and something about a fax. (priority)

Guy... - It still doesn't show the individual account that I wish to terminate.
 
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Nothing that says pop 3?

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Old 06-10-14, 11:00 AM
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remove the microsoft exchange. Thats the default server...
 
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Old 06-10-14, 11:50 AM
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I appreciate your input. My cluelessness is on display here - if I remove the default, shouldn't I be replacing it with something?
 
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Old 06-10-14, 11:54 AM
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There are a number of e-mails that all get routed to the Outlook on my computer.
well lets backtrack first. Where are they getting routed from??? If you have e mail set up in outlook it should have an account like pop 3 if this is personal e mail. Usually only business use exchange..

So if your forwarding from another e mail you need to go into that e mail program and change it I believe..
 
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Correct - the e-mail account in question is for a former employee. After he left, "somebody" set it up so that his e-mails go to my Outlook so that any business-related e-mails aren't lost. ... and now that "Somebody" isn't here anymore, either.
 
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Old 06-10-14, 12:30 PM
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Just delete the exchange then. it should all go away....
 
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With respect to Lawrosa, I disagree. The exchange server is your ability to get mail from the Exchange server. Deleting that will stop you from getting any mail through the company server. You need someone with access to go into the Exchange server and remove those accounts. They are probably forwarded to your email address which would explain why you don't see any other accounts listed. In Exchange, the accounts should be deleted completely. It is very understandable that they would have been forwarded to you since having an employee leave can result in transactions that are partially completed and customers left hanging. If you delete the employees email without any forwarding info or forwarding the entire email account, the client may not have any way to reach you. Assuming some time has passed, it is probably safe to remove those accounts completely.
 
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and now that "Somebody" isn't here anymore, either.
But is that somebody Louuuu???
 
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Old 06-11-14, 04:19 AM
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Yes, that somebody is me. I'm the one who has to straighten this out -That's why I'm trying to learn how to do it.

Pjaffe - you understand the situation accurately!
 
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Old 06-11-14, 04:26 AM
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Well you need to change the rule that was applied.

Automatically forward messages to another e-mail account - Outlook
 
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Old 06-11-14, 05:38 AM
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Thanks. Let me try to absorb the article.
 
 

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