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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Inside Out by Doug Sheresh, Beth Sheresh, Jim Boyce

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Understanding Profiles

In Outlook 2007, profiles store the configuration of e-mail accounts, data files, and other settings you use in a given Outlook 2007 session. For example, your profile might include an Exchange Server account, an Internet mail account, and a set of personal folders. Outlook 2007 either prompts you to select a profile at startup or selects one automatically, depending on how you’ve configured it.

In most cases, you’ll probably use only one profile and will configure Outlook 2007 to select it automatically. In some situations, however, multiple profiles can be useful. For example, you might prefer to keep your work and personal data completely separate on your notebook computer because of privacy concerns or office policies. ...

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