Emails slipping thro to desk top m/c not laptop?

  gloslady 21:16 04 Nov 2009

Thanks for helping me with a previous query - and now just one other please. I have got an elderly desk top machine which my partner still uses at times, but I use my laptop all the time. I noticed this evening that a couple of my emails have been pulled in by the desk top machine and have missed the laptop. Is there a way that I can prevent this happening? I have started a small business and nervous that I might miss an important email! Thanks for your help!

  peter99co 21:26 04 Nov 2009

Change your email account settings to keep a copy on the server

  peter99co 21:27 04 Nov 2009

You need to do this on both machines

  gloslady 21:44 04 Nov 2009

Thanks Peter, that was a quick response - just going to try doing that -

  gloslady 21:51 04 Nov 2009

Peter - I can find email account settings in outlook but can't see where to mark 'keep a copy on the server' thanks!

  peter99co 21:55 04 Nov 2009

click here

I am on Vista and Outlook and I can't find it either but this is what you must change.

  peter99co 21:58 04 Nov 2009

Are you on Vista?

  peter99co 22:01 04 Nov 2009

Click on accounts Click change Find more settings
click advanced Tick box keep a copy & indicate how long etc.

  peter99co 22:11 04 Nov 2009

Click on accounts /Click change/ Find more settings/
click advanced /Tick box keep a copy /& indicate how long etc.


Open OE
Highlight the user account
Leave a copy on server
Untick the amount of days
Apply and ok

  gloslady 22:18 04 Nov 2009

Peter, found the right area, ticked the box for leave a copy on server, and also ticked 'remove from server when deleted from deleted items' on both machines. Hope I have done right! Getting a bit hot under the collar !

  peter99co 22:29 04 Nov 2009

I have a laptop and a PC and both will download the same mail. The note on the other post (above) about mailbox server size needs to be watched but you should be ok.

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