You can create multiple profiles in Outlook, but how can you remind yourself which profile you are using?
Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010
Because Navigation pane settings are associated with specific profiles, you can add create or rename a group on one of the navigation pane modules with the name of your profile. Alternately, you can create a shortcut and rename it using your profile name.
To create a navigation pane group:
- Right click on the group called "My [folder type]". In this example, I'm creating it in Contacts, and right click on My Contacts group.
- Choose New Folder Group. The new group is added to the bottom of the navigation pane.
- Type a name for the group, using the name of your Outlook profile.
- Drag the new group to the top of the navigation pane.
I "drag 'n dropped" my most frequently used Contacts folders to the new group, in part to separate them from the contacts folders created by LinkedIn and other services.
Outlook 2002 and older
Since your Outlook Bar settings are associated with specific profiles, you can change the name of Outlook group to something associated with the particular profile. See Sharing Microsoft Outlook Info on One PCfor an example.
This applies only to Outlook 97, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 98 or Outlook 2000 running in Corporate/Workgroup mode. Outlook 98 or 2000 in Internet Mail Only mode do not support multiple Outlook profiles.