I am sorry that I did not react to the replies anymore. All of a sudden I
was brought to a hospital and had an emergency surgery, which saved my life.
But now I am back, and I can try to continue this thread.
Let me explain my question some more, based on the reactions that were sent.
Webmail, IMAP, etc., are not an option for me, for 2 reasons.
1. When I am reading the e-mail on the laptop, this is usually when I am
travelling, e.g. in a train, an airplane, a hotel, etc. In those situations,
I usually am not online, and so webmail would not help me.
2. The total volume of my e-mail is about 6 Gb. That is because it is the
e-mail of a lot of years, and all these messages are important for me to
keep and - every now and then - to read again. Now, my provider offers
webmail and IMAP, but not for a total size of 6 Gb.
I don't need to receive or send e-mail from my laptop. I just want to be
able to read messages that I sent or received in the past. So actually I
don't need the full capacity of an e-mail application. All I need is an
I don't know if such an application exists, and if I cannot find it, I will
have to use WLM on the laptop. That is ok for me, apart from the fact that
synchronizing between the 2 computers does not work. When I sync between the
2 (using SyncBackSE), backing up the files (i.e. the e-mail messages and
other files, like the database files) to the laptop, and next start WLM on
the laptop, it tells me that the files are corrupt.
I have not yet tried Windows Live Sync. Would that offer me what I am
looking for. do you think?
"N" <n@newsgroup> wrote in message
> My question looks somewhat the same as the one by Ozsubasi, but I think it
> is not exactly the same.
> I have 2 computers: a desktop and a laptop. With my desktop (Vista x64) I
> download my e-mails (no gmail or hotmail, a commercial provider), using
> Windows Live Mail. I store the mails on the desktop. In total it is ca.
> 10,000 e-mails (received + sent, together around 6 Gb) over the years; I
> tell you this so you can understand that leaving the mails with the
> provider is no option.
> On a daily basis I synchronize my documents between the desktop and the
> laptop. I travel a lot for my work, and I am usually at places where no
> internet is available. So then I cannot download any new mail, but that is
> not a big problem. I do want to be able to read my old e-mails, since I am
> in need of them many times.
> For that reason I installed Windows Live Mail on my laptop (Windows XP),
> and the program runs well. I use a backup program (SyncBackSE) to copy all
> e-mails from the desktop to the laptop, expecting to be able to read them
> on the laptop. However, the laptop version of Windows Live Mail does not
> show any of them.
> Is there some way to solve this problem? I don't need to be able to
> receive or send any new e-mails with the laptop. I just want to be able to
> read the mails that I received or sent with the desktop, using the laptop
> when I am not at home.
> So, what can I do? E.g., is there a clever way to connect certain folders
> on both computers (using the backup program) so that I can read the mails
> on the laptop?