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Adding an extra user profile in Windows XP is a good idea in homes where multiple people use the same computer. It helps you keep your files separate from those that belong to your family or roommates, preventing confusion and accidental deletion of important documents. Luckily, creating a new account couldn’t be simpler.

You will need to be logged into a profile that has administrative access on the computer.

Simply open the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel.” Now double click the “User Accounts” icon, followed by “Create a New Account.”




Enter the name of your new account in the textbox on the next screen and hit “Next.” You will be asked if you want this person to have administrative or limited settings. If you want the user to have full power to install programs, create new accounts, etc., select administrative access. If you want them to have less control, select limited access. Make your selection and click “Create Account” to finish.

You can also set a password for this person by going to the “User Accounts” screen, clicking on the profile and selecting “Create a Password.” Setting up passwords will ensure that the computer’s users don’t have access to each others accounts

If you’ve been having trouble keeping your e-mails organized in Microsoft Outlook, you may want to try creating rules for your incoming messages. Rules can automatically direct e-mails to specific folders based on a number of criteria

The first thing you want to do is create several folders to sort your e-mails into. Right click on your inbox icon and select “New Folder.” Give it a name such as “work,” “family,” “friends,” etc. Create as many of these folders as you feel are necessary.

Next, find an e-mail from a source that you always want directed to one of these folders. Right click on an message from that source and select “Create a rule.” In the next window, put a check mark in the box that shows whom the message is from and click “Next.”

Select the option that says you want to move the source’s e-mails to a specified folder, and select the folder you want the messages directed to. Click “Next” again. The next screen will allow you to make exceptions to this new rule. Click any that you would like to apply and hit “Next.”

On the final screen, select to run the rule on messages already in your inbox. This will find all of the existing e-mails that the rule applies to and move them to the correct folders. Click “Finish” and your e-mails will remain organized from this point forward.

Create a distribution list using names in the Address Book

On the File menu, point to New, and then click Distribution List.

In the Name box, type a name.

Click Select Members.

In the Show names from the list, click the address book that contains the e-mail addresses you want in your distribution list.

In the Type name or select from list box, type a name you want to include. In the list below, select the name, and then click Members. Do this for each person you want to add to the distribution list, and then click OK.

If you want to add a longer description of the distribution list, click the Notes tab, and then type the text.

The distribution list is saved in your Contacts folder by the name you give it.

Create a distribution list by copying names from an e-mail message

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