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Sharing Outlook Express over two PCs

by NOODLE / December 3, 2003 1:25 AM PST

I have had 2 PCs in my home networked together - one is connected to broadband and currently runs Outlook Express. The other shares the broadband connection for internet access.
How can I access my e-mail account from the second PC too?
Do I need Outlook 2000 or better, or can I do it with Outlook Express?
Also if I have read the e-mails on one PC, will they still show up on the second one?
Basically I just want everything to show up on both PCs and be accessible from either.
Both PCs are running Windows 2000 Professional.

thanks

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Re:Sharing Outlook Express over two PCs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2003 5:05 AM PST

Is not supported.

You can use the "Leave messages on server" on one machine and be sure to run that one first, but this is imperfect.

There are third party "file and email sycrhonizer" programs, but you soon learn that these are not perfect either. But may be the best effect.

Bob

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Re:Re:Sharing Outlook Express over two PCs
by MousePotato / March 30, 2004 2:34 AM PST

Regarding the "leave copy on server" option, I use that option, in addition to "remove when deleted from Deleted Items folder", on both of my PCs. Do you think that unchecking that on 1 of the PCs might stop so many of my messages from duplicating?

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That's an option.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2004 6:42 AM PST

The downside is that some messages may not be duplicated on the other machine...

Bob

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Re:Sharing Outlook Express over two PCs
by ShadyJ / December 6, 2003 4:18 AM PST

You will need to set both PCs to "Leave a copy of messages on server" as well as "Remove from server when deleted from Deleted Items". You can find these options by selecting, in OE6, Tools | Accounts | Properties | Advanced and it will be at the bottom of the window under Delivery options. With this setting, all email will be delivered to both PCs unless deleted and the trash emptied. This way if you get spam, you can delete it from the first PC and it will never show up on the 2nd. If you do not want it to be on the 1st PC but on the 2nd, you will need to make sure not to empty the trash on the 1st before checking the 2nd.

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Re:Sharing Outlook Express over two PCs
by doverjvn / March 14, 2004 11:14 AM PST

Hi. I didn't see the first part of your questions addressed. Both computers need to have the email accounts configured the same. Go to: Tools/Accounts/Mail tab/highlight desired account/Properties. The information that you enter here wants to be the same on both computers, paricularily the server settings. You can do this on any computer that has OE and is connected to the internet. Call your ISP tech support. They should be able to help you set it up if you need it. The other replies are good advise on retaining your emails on the ISP server and the other computer. Bye! Jimmy.

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