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Viewing/replying to E-mail on multiple devices

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#1 saluqi


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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.

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#2 britechguy


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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.

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