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Windows Mail Account On Two Different Computers


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#1 lizziemac

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:24 PM

I have a PC with Windows XP and Outlook Express and a laptop with Vista and Windows Mail. Both are in the same house and both use the same broadband connection and mail account. The problem is that when I open my mail account on the PC any incoming mail comes to just the PC and doesn't appear on the laptop and vice versa. Is there a way of setting my account so that the mail comes into both computers?

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#2 hillbillygreek

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

Work through these:

How to Set Outlook Express To Leave Email Messages On The Server

Set Windows Mail to Leave POP3 E-mail on the Server

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:41 AM

Thanks for your reply Hillbillygreek. I set both PC (OE) and laptop (Windows Mail) according to the tutorials in your links, but it still doesn't work. Could it be because one is OE and the other WM?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

Without knowing if there were any error messages that came up, it would be hard to diagnose. Try setting one of the email clients to leave messages on the server, but not the other, as one example of troubleshooting. Otherwise it becomes a game of trial & error.

See also: (might have to zoom in to read)
Manage Messages With Multiple Computers

Edited by hillbillygreek, 24 September 2008 - 10:36 PM.





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