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one email account, two computers

  1. #1


    Fabs Guest

    one email account, two computers

    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
    problem?

    Any ideas??

    Fabs


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  2. #2


    DL Guest

    Re: one email account, two computers

    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
    news:eFz%23NLSuIHA.5268@xxxxxx

    > 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
    > problem?
    >
    > Any ideas??
    >
    > Fabs


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  3. #3


    J. Martin Guest

    Re: one email account, two computers

    If your email host supports it, you could use imap. It sounds like you are
    using pop3. If you need to use pop3 then the message from DL should help.

    "Fabs" <spence07@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eFz%23NLSuIHA.5268@xxxxxx

    > 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
    > problem?
    >
    > Any ideas??
    >
    > Fabs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: one email account, two computers

    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
    news:e4BGiWSuIHA.548@xxxxxx

    > 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
    > news:eFz%23NLSuIHA.5268@xxxxxx

    >> 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
    >> problem?
    >>
    >> Any ideas??
    >>
    >> Fabs
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Charles Cotrtoni Guest

    s


    "I have 2 errors on server pop3 cannot send any messages on the incredimail.
    I'm an old ,man of 88years not too familiar with the internet and I'm used
    with incredimail. Could you please correct these 2 blasted errors for me
    please.

    In thanking you Charles Cotroni



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  6. #6


    Guest

    Re: s


    "Charles Cotrtoni" <Carlo16@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eMT45UcwIHA.552@xxxxxx

    >
    > "I have 2 errors on server pop3 cannot send any messages on the
    > incredimail. I'm an old ,man of 88years not too familiar with the
    > internet and I'm used with incredimail. Could you please correct these 2
    > blasted errors for me please.
    >
    > In thanking you Charles Cotroni
    >
    This newsgroup doesn't offer help with Incredimail. It offers help with the
    Windows Mail program instead.

    However, pop3 isn't a valid server name, so you probably need to ask
    your email provider for the correct server names, and set the correct names.



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