Viewing email on 2 computers

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  1. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    I have a client that wants to view his email on two computers. My two thoughts are download all email to office machine and remote to view it or setup both of his machines to leave a copy of the email on the server for x days.


    Option 1 will have all email in one location but could prevent him from viewing email if power or internet goes down while he is out of office.


    Option 2 will have email in both locations but he couldn’t see all sent email unless he used remote software. Another thought is that he would not have current email if he didn’t check with both machines within the time frame in the mail client for storing message on the server……



    Thoughts?

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  2. EagerZeroedThick

    EagerZeroedThick New Member

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    use IMAP on 1 computer

    use POP3 on main computer


    what email platform are you using ?? hotmail :x:
     
  3. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Client uses OE :(
     
  4. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    Hotmail allows multiple logging in your e-mail from different locations. :dunno: works perfect.
     
  5. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    Use IMAP
     
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  7. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    I figured. I was hoping for higher lifeforms here than in the main forum :x:
     
  8. RyanL

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    use imap on both computers

    i check my main email account at work, at home, on the web, and on my phone.

    it works great, if an email is read at any location it shows read at all of them
     
  9. tyrionlannister

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    He could set both clients to leave email on the server, and then BCC himself a copy of all email sent. In Thunderbird this can be set to be done automatically (Account settings -> Copies & Folders -> Checkbox 'Bcc these email addresses).

    Or you could look at a portable solution, like PortableThunderbird.

    Gmail is also an option, if you want to set up forwarding for his existing email address. You can set the replying address in Gmail settings to be the same as the address that is being forwarded to Gmail. It is a rather nice interface.
     
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    Just try calling a moderator a lower form of life and see what happens. :fawk:
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Unfortunately, there's no way to perfectly duplicate IMAP features on a POP email account; that's why IMAP exists. Everything you suggested will work, except:

    1. If he BCCs himself a copy of every single email he sends, then duplicate emails will pile up very quickly.

    2. No workaround for a POP email account can communicate email rearrangement and deletion from one client to the next. With an IMAP account, if I delete an email at work, it gets deleted at home too. If I move an email from one folder to another at home, it gets moved at work too.

    I'd like to see a plugin for Mozilla Thunderbird that would allow it to keep a record of email commands, like the ones I listed, on a secure website where they could be downloaded and replicated on every client that can access a given email address.
     
  12. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    tools> email acounts> change account > change > more settings > advanced > leave copy of message on server


    and once a month or so, go delete them or archive them
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Forward everything to a GMail account, if the client doesn't mind having all his data on Google's servers.
     
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