OE on 2 computers

  Grandad99 11:03 AM 09 Nov 12
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I hgave recently acquired a second PC, this time a laptop. Both use the same wireless modem but are not networked.

I have Outlook Express on both and find it's causing problems. Some messages appear only on one PC and one received yesterday was only on the desktop and it has disappeared this morning.

Sent messages only appear on the PC from which they were sent - is this a feature of OE?

  lotvic 11:51 AM 09 Nov 12

"Sent messages only appear on the PC from which they were sent" Yes, the other pc has no way of knowing what you do on the other pc. Workaround: You could send yourself a copy of the sent email and then collect it on both pcs.(only other way to sync them is to use IMAP instead of POP, so that all folders on pc will sync with the Server including sent emails)

As for downloading/receiving email - on both pcs you need to: OE | Tools | Accounts | highlight the email account, click on Properties | Advanced tab, and tick 'Leave a copy on Server'. So that when you collect email it is available on server for both.

If your received emails are 'disappearing' you need to: OE | View | Current View | and put dot in front of 'Show All Messages'

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