Network Use and Limitations

  PhiltheFragger 19:13 08 Oct 03

A chum has just set up his home network using a router, sharing broadband, printer and files

He wants to use the main XP computer while his wife is out and then move to the 2nd (win98se) computer when his wife is at home and she is working on the main puter.

He wants to know if he can access his emails from the 2nd puter, send new ones etc but save any new mails on the main system.

He is using outlook express

Any ideas out there


  madPentium 22:13 08 Oct 03

you can access the internet from the 98 machine through the router. You dont 'share' the router, it sits on the network feeding all computers that are configured correctly. On the 98 machine, you need to enter the ip address of the router as the gateway in network settings and put in any relevant dns addresses.
No, he cannot save his emails onto the new pc without importing them into. If he shares the folder, C:\windows\application data\microsoft\identities\?????????\outlook express they can be imported on the xp machine if you select import messages and then say they are in a directory and browse to it.
So to sum up, yes sending/receiving on 98 machine no problem. Transfering new emails to xp machine is a bit of a pain.

  PhiltheFragger 07:06 09 Oct 03

What about "my briefcase"

would this be of any help?

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