Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Viewing/replying to E-mail on multiple devices

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 saluqi


  • Members
  • 635 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:southern San Joaquin Valley, Calfornia
  • Local time:08:50 PM

Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:33 PM

Desktop computer: Dell XPS 8700, Windows 10 Professional 64 bit version 1703, MS Outlook 2016

Laptop computer: Dell Inspiron 5537, Windows 10 Home 64 bit version 1703, MS Outlook 2016

Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S5, T-Mobile software, mostly mainstream apps, nothing exotic


"Mail central" for me is the desktop computer, I want to have all incoming and outgoing mail messages filed there (except the ones I delete, of course).  Some long time ago I set up the cell phone to receive and display messages that arrived in my Outlook "In" box, and to send to the desktop computer,automatically, bcc of any replies I might send from the smartphone.  The message display on the smartphone includes the 25 most recent messages, I can load more if necessary.  Messages do not "persist" on the smartphone beyond their time in the sun.


Question arising, how can i set up the laptop so it works the same way?  When I am off-site and perhaps sitting in the office of some other water agency I want to be able to receive and perhaps reply to messages using the laptop, but I want to be sure all incoming messages are filed in the desktop mail system, along with blind copies of anything I send out from the laptop.


Unfortunately I no longer remember how I set up the smartphone to do that - it was a couple of years ago and at age 85+ I find my memory not quite so razor-sharp as it used to be.  I just remember that setting up the smartphone was pretty simple.


Thanks for any help.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 britechguy


    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt

  • Moderator
  • 8,981 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Staunton, VA
  • Local time:11:50 PM

Posted 28 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

Check your account setup. All should use IMAP access, not POP.

If any are currently using POP then delete & re-create the account using IMAP instead.

Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users