When I am away from home I need to retrieve my e mail from an alternative computer. Am I being thick but Idon't seem to be able to do it and get the right result. There is no problem with the computer it's just me !!!
1. On any computer, anywhere in the world that has internet access you should be able to access your ISP's webmail service. All you need to do is login, and you'll have access to your inbox. You can also send mail, delete messages, and do all the things you do on your computer at home. The difference is that nothing is downloaded to the machine on which you access the internet.
2. If you are in one spot for a while, and are using the same computer, you could set up your mail account on that, using Outlook Express. The problem with that method is that all your mail will be downloaded to the computer, so you'll have little security, and the mail will have gone from the server. Using the webmail system your messages will remain on the server, so you can download them all when you return home.