As the world of email gets more complicated, people are realizing the value of having more than one email address. Maybe you have set up a separate email address for a free email account like Gmail, for example. Or maybe you have more than one set up because you have an email address for business and one for home use. I have a total of ten email addresses. I have two main business addresses, an address on one of my client's systems, a Gmail address, and six that I use to manage our various newsletters.
When I tell people this, some of them think I must have 10 email programs. Actually, except for Gmail, I manage them all through one email program. Technically, I could add my Gmail account to my email program too; I just haven't gotten around to it.
In any case, adding email accounts is quite simple to do. For example, in Outlook Express, choose Tools| Accounts. Click the Add button and press Mail. Outlook Express walks you through a wizard so you can set up your new account. Most other email programs have some way to add more than one account as well.
No matter what email software you use, when you set up an account, you do need to have some information handy. Generally, you can get the specifics from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Web site hosting company. You need to know what type of email server you have (POP3, IMAP, or HTTP), your account name and password, and the name of the incoming and outgoing mail servers.
Once it's set up, you can check all your email accounts with just one click.