It's not often I post on here but here we go. I have been using Macs ever since the Lisa Electronic Office and have always been perplexed by one strange quirk of the Apple Mail account configuration process. This quirk is now becoming extremely troublesome.
I use BT/Yahoo (I'm not talking about the famous password rejection problem). One main account and several sub-accounts which, for all intents and purposes, can be considered as separate accounts.
Now the problem arises because, while each has a separate email address, they all use the same pop server settings. ie. mail.btinternet.com.
Mail will not allow me to use two accounts with the same pop settings. I can set up and verify the account (doesn't stay on-line because SSL is set and the port is wrong) but when I come make a change and save it I get the message:
The account path /Users/fredbloggs/Library/Mail/V2/POPfirstname.lastname@example.org@mail.btinternet.com is already being used by the account “Another One”
Obviously I've changed the account names. Another One is one of my other accounts. I've got one working by using pop.btinternet.com but I've run out of working aliases. I should be able to set up 10 sub accounts and access them all with Apple Mail. IMAP works OK but that is something I don't wish to use for a number of reasons.
Anybody else come across this?
I can do all this with Entourage (horrible) and Outlook which I do not intend to buy. Why does Apple make life so difficult sometimes?