Actually the OP would need to make that change on both computers
since there is no way of telling which one will download a
particular email first.
Fabs, go to Tools, Accounts, select the account, Properties, Advanced,
enable "Leave a copy of messages on server." Also select one or both
of the two associated 'remove' options.
Do this on both computers.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP
"DL" <address@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> You would have to set the primary PC mail app, to leave a copy on the
> server, in order for them to be also downloaded to the secondary PC
> Or not use the mail app on the primary PC
> "Fabs" <spence07@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> I'm trying to set up an existing email account on a new computer using MS
>> Mail. The old computer is still set up to access the same email account.
>> i can send email from the new machine but have not been able to receive.
>> Is this because the old machine is downloading the emails from the server
>> first and this can only be done once? Or should it be possible for two
>> machines to access the same account and therefore there is some other
>> Any ideas??