How to access all email on 2 computers - home desktop and laptop

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  1. I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i recently
    set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would not
    be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the home
    desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home desktop
    but now none come to laptop.

    How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    both computers?
     
    aussieinquirer, Mar 2, 2010
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  2. aussieinquirer

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    You must configure that option on both computers. Set one to remove the
    messages after x days from the server to prevent the server mailbox from
    becoming full.

    --
    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    http://www.msoutlook.info/
    Real World Questions, Real World Answers

    -----

    "aussieinquirer" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i recently
    > set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would
    > not
    > be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    > transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    > "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the
    > home
    > desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home desktop
    > but now none come to laptop.
    >
    > How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    > both computers?
     
    Roady [MVP], Mar 2, 2010
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  3. On 3/1/2010 11:21 PM, aussieinquirer wrote:
    > I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i recently
    > set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would not
    > be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    > transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    > "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the home
    > desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home desktop
    > but now none come to laptop.
    >
    > How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    > both computers?

    I would recommend that you switch to using either IMAP or Microsoft
    Exchange.

    Otherwise, you must set Outlook (and any other mail software) to leave
    mail on server on all devices that have access to your mail server.

    If you wish to try using Microsoft Exchange, it's free for 30 days from
    Microsoft Online Services at http://bit.ly/free-exchange-trial
    --
    Leonid S. Knyshov
    Crashproof Solutions
    510-282-1008
    Twitter: @wiseleo
    http://crashproofsolutions.com
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Please vote "helpful" if I helped you :)
     
    Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert, Mar 2, 2010
    #3
  4. aussieinquirer

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    Exchange is not an option since the OP mentioned he/she is using Outlook 97
    which is not supported by the hosted Exchange solutions.
    (I hope it was a typo from the OP though and that he/she actually meant
    Outlook 2007)

    If the OP is indeed using Outlook 2007, then using a Live Hotmail account
    would work as well. This can be combined with the already exisiting POP3
    account. For details see;
    http://www.msoutlook.info/question/410

    --
    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    http://www.msoutlook.info/
    Real World Questions, Real World Answers

    -----

    "Leonid S. Knyshov // SBS Expert"
    <> wrote in message
    news:ed#...
    > On 3/1/2010 11:21 PM, aussieinquirer wrote:
    >> I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i
    >> recently
    >> set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would
    >> not
    >> be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    >> transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    >> "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the
    >> home
    >> desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home
    >> desktop
    >> but now none come to laptop.
    >>
    >> How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    >> both computers?

    > I would recommend that you switch to using either IMAP or Microsoft
    > Exchange.
    >
    > Otherwise, you must set Outlook (and any other mail software) to leave
    > mail on server on all devices that have access to your mail server.
    >
    > If you wish to try using Microsoft Exchange, it's free for 30 days from
    > Microsoft Online Services at http://bit.ly/free-exchange-trial
    > --
    > Leonid S. Knyshov
    > Crashproof Solutions
    > 510-282-1008
    > Twitter: @wiseleo
    > http://crashproofsolutions.com
    > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > Please vote "helpful" if I helped you :)
     
    Roady [MVP], Mar 2, 2010
    #4
  5. Re: How to access all email on 2 computers - home desktop and lapt

    Robert

    Thanks for that. I configured account settings on both computers to leave a
    copy of messages on the server. But now mail again only comes to the computer
    that is online at the time i log on to the server i.e. the email i received
    on my laptop while interstate yesterday (and didn't delete) is not on my home
    computer today. And the email i received on my home computer today will not
    download copies to my laptop when i turn it back on. Any chance I can get
    emails received on the laptop to also download to my home computer when i log
    on? (as i don't deal while i'm away with all emails received on my laptop
    while away).

    Would prefer to solve without resorting to Live Mail if possible.

    thanks
    Rod

    "Roady [MVP]" wrote:

    > You must configure that option on both computers. Set one to remove the
    > messages after x days from the server to prevent the server mailbox from
    > becoming full.
    >
    > --
    > Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    > Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    > http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    > Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    >
    > http://www.msoutlook.info/
    > Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    >
    > -----
    >
    > "aussieinquirer" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i recently
    > > set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would
    > > not
    > > be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    > > transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    > > "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the
    > > home
    > > desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home desktop
    > > but now none come to laptop.
    > >
    > > How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    > > both computers?

    >
    > .
    >
     
    aussieinquirer, Mar 5, 2010
    #5
  6. Re: How to access all email on 2 computers - home desktop and lapt

    Ignore this last post. Your original advice was correct. i since discovered
    that the laptop did not have the "leave a copy" setting activated.
    thanks.

    "aussieinquirer" wrote:

    > Robert
    >
    > Thanks for that. I configured account settings on both computers to leave a
    > copy of messages on the server. But now mail again only comes to the computer
    > that is online at the time i log on to the server i.e. the email i received
    > on my laptop while interstate yesterday (and didn't delete) is not on my home
    > computer today. And the email i received on my home computer today will not
    > download copies to my laptop when i turn it back on. Any chance I can get
    > emails received on the laptop to also download to my home computer when i log
    > on? (as i don't deal while i'm away with all emails received on my laptop
    > while away).
    >
    > Would prefer to solve without resorting to Live Mail if possible.
    >
    > thanks
    > Rod
    >
    > "Roady [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > You must configure that option on both computers. Set one to remove the
    > > messages after x days from the server to prevent the server mailbox from
    > > becoming full.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    > > Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    > > http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    > > Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    > >
    > > http://www.msoutlook.info/
    > > Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    > >
    > > -----
    > >
    > > "aussieinquirer" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > I use a laptop when travelling to access my email. However when i recently
    > > > set this up , email received on the laptop while 'away from home' would
    > > > not
    > > > be received on the 'home' computer so could not be filed or further
    > > > transacted when i returned home. I adjusted outlook 97 email settings to
    > > > "Leave a copy of messages on the server" for the laptop but not on the
    > > > home
    > > > desktop. This ensured all incoming messages again come to the home desktop
    > > > but now none come to laptop.
    > > >
    > > > How do I configure outlook on each computer to allow all email to come to
    > > > both computers?

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
    aussieinquirer, Mar 5, 2010
    #6
  7. Re: How to access all email on 2 computers - home desktop and lapt

    "aussieinquirer" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    > Thanks for that. I configured account settings on both computers to leave a
    > copy of messages on the server. But now mail again only comes to the
    > computer
    > that is online at the time i log on to the server i.e. the email i received
    > on my laptop while interstate yesterday (and didn't delete) is not on my
    > home
    > computer today. And the email i received on my home computer today will not
    > download copies to my laptop when i turn it back on. Any chance I can get
    > emails received on the laptop to also download to my home computer when i
    > log
    > on? (as i don't deal while i'm away with all emails received on my laptop
    > while away).


    What mail service are you using? Some mail services (gmail, for example),
    don't implement POP in a typical fashion. The servers keep track of what
    messages have been sent to ANY client and won't download them again even if
    requested by a new client. Log into your mail server using a web interface.
    Are the messages actually there?
    --
    Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
     
    Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook], Mar 5, 2010
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