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synchronize home and work outlook accounts, possible?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mike S, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S Flightless Bird

    Is it possible to synchronize Outlook on two computers over the
    internet, so a home machine and a work machine update one another
    whenever a message is sent, or read?
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Mike S wrote:

    > Is it possible to synchronize Outlook on two computers over the
    > internet, so a home machine and a work machine update one another
    > whenever a message is sent, or read?


    Stop using POP. Get an e-mail account that supports IMAP access.
     
  3. mscir

    mscir Flightless Bird

    On 8/28/2010 10:25 PM, VanguardLH wrote:
    > Mike S wrote:
    >
    >> Is it possible to synchronize Outlook on two computers over the
    >> internet, so a home machine and a work machine update one another
    >> whenever a message is sent, or read?

    >
    > Stop using POP. Get an e-mail account that supports IMAP access.


    Interesting, I never heard of that, I found this:

    http://www.cs.washington.edu/lab/services/email/outlook/configureoutlook.html

    I'll see if the ISP supports this.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  4. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Mike S wrote:
    > Is it possible to synchronize Outlook on two computers over the
    > internet, so a home machine and a work machine update one another
    > whenever a message is sent, or read?


    IMAP is probably the best answer. But, you can leave messages on the
    server until the message is deleted. That way, the message is available
    for when you use the the other machine. You can limit the time the
    message is left on the server, to seven days also.

    These are Account, Server settings in Thunderbird, and OE. I suspect
    they'd be about the same place in Outlook. Message Rules would let you
    forward mail to another account. If you forwarded to the same account,
    that could open a can of worms, as it loaded up your inbox!

    For the sent messages, in Thunderbird, set the email client to forward a
    copy to the account. I couldn't find this option in OE.

    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8)
    Gecko/20100802 Thunderbird/3.1.2

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    Joe =o)
     

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