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XP & Outlook express (e-mail problem)?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Mr V, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Mr V

    Mr V

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    Wife and I have XP set up with two accounts (hers and mine).These accounts come up when you log on.
    We are both using the same email address.
    Here is my problem:
    All the emails go her, while I only get some of the e-mails. Shouldn't we both get the same e-mails?
    What we want is for every e-mail to show up on both accounts.
    I am sure its something simple.
    help, please
    thanks
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    One account is downloading all of the mail to your computer so when the other account "looks" at your mail server it's not available ... you need to leave a copy of the mail on the server ... In OE - Select Tools - Accounts - Highlight the desired email account - Click Properties - Go to the Advanced tab - Make sure Leave a copy of messages on server is selected - Click OK and then the Close button.
     

  3. srhoades

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    Although that will work, eventually you are going to use up your quote of disk space on your ISP's mail server. My suggestion would be to switch to a web based mail if your ISP supports it.
     
  4. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    That’s true, what I should have added was to select the option to remove the e-mail from the server after several days ... that said, the web based server access is a better suggestion.
     
  5. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Please for the love of Pete don't use Outlook express as your email client.

    Outlook express has so many security holes in it that it should be called the Swiss Cheese email Client.

    Please use Outlook Or Mozilla Thunderbird.

    Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source email client.

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/
     
  6. lens

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    How about creating two Email accounts, one for each of you? Then with "rules" you can set the Emails to even sort into a His and Hers Email folders.
     
  7. Mr V

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    Thanks for the help.