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Version 1.0 Updated 03/06/07

WMIDs (Windows Mail Identities) is a program that replaces the Outlook Express Identities feature, which was removed when Outlook Express was renamed and updated to Windows Mail in Windows Vista. The program allows Windows Mail users to have different Identities that impersonate users, while being logged onto the same user space in Vista. This program will only run in Windows Vista and is only for Windows Mail.

Such a feature is useful for separating business from personal messages, as well as for allowing different individuals to be able to segregate their message store and settings from other users, while being logged on to Vista as a single user.

This capability is achieved by allowing each Identity to have its own settings and message location. By switching between Identities, the user can maintain segregation of these settings and messages relevant to the particular Identity.

The program allows the user to manage various Identities, so that Windows Mail settings can be the same or different between Identities. Similarly the user can specify the same or different message store locations on a per Identity basis.

If the user runs the program with command line parameters then it will start Windows Mail with the designated Identity, allowing the user to create shortcuts to open Windows Mail under each Identity.


The main program window is shown in the figure above. On the left a table is shown listing the Identities, including the Identity Name, the Store Path for the messages and message database for that Identity, and a unique Identity number for each of the Identies. The Current Identity is highlighted in the table and listed above the table.

A panel of 8 buttons are displayed on the right of the table. These buttons perform various functions that can also be invoked from the Menu bar as well as from right clicking on the table of Identities.

The functions of the buttons are as follows:
Create: This allows the user to create an Identity and to name it and specify a message store path (where the messages and message database are located).
Copy: This copies from the selected Identity to a new Identity.
Edit: This allows the user to Edit the Identity name and Store path. It can also be used to view and copy the current Store path.
Delete: This deletes the selected Identity information. No messages are deleted.
Update: This copies the current Windows Mail settings and stores them in the selected Identity.
Switch: This will switch the Identity from the current Identity to the selected Identity. If Windows Mail is open, then it will close and reopen Windows Mail to the new Identity.
Close: This closes the program.
Hide: This hides the form. The user can show the form again by right clicking on the program icon in the task bar.

The program also sits in the taskbar and if you right click on the icon you can choose to Show the form, switch an Identity or exit the program as indicated below.

WMIDs also has command line parameters that allow you to start WinMail under a certain identity. If the user runs the program with command line parameters then it will start Windows Mail with the designated Identity, allowing the user to create shortcuts to open Windows Mail under each Identity.

Version 1.00 Released 03/06/07


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The program is available for download and credit cards are accepted via PayPal.

To order a copy of the program, send $14.95 (check or money order) to:

S.L. Cochran, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 132
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350-0132

To order online, click the button below. Once notified of your order then you will receive an email with instructions on how to download the program (400 KBytes). Make sure your PayPal transaction email address is valid. If you do not receive an email confirmation with download instructions, then send an email to the oehelp.com address listed in your PayPal transaction.

Upgrades to registered users will be provided free of charge up to version 2.

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