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Outlook express on multple computers?


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Hey guys,

How can i check my outlook express mail on a different computer? I have my outlook account set up here at my moms house, but i go to my dads on the weekends. How do I view my email when im at my dads?

Thanks guys
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In case your dad uses outlook express also
Just set yourself up as another account on his outlook(new idenity)
then you can have a look at both homes. If you get an email you want at your mums then just before you leave your dads forward it on to yourself & pick it up at home.
If you need help to set this up let me know.
Cheers
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but is there ant way to have new messages come to my moms computer and my dads computer at the same time?
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If you set it to leave a copy on the server you can download as often as you need to
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I could not find the option in outlook express to leave a copy on the server I know you can with Microsoft outlook.
Just rember to delete files off the server or it will become full
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Will you get the option with the ISP Account settings
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how exactly do i do all that stuff u guys listed lol?
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1st thing do you know if your dad uses Outlook express
This decides which action we take
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he uses outlook express
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Ok then we need to set you up as a new identity.
1) At your mums place start outlook express
2) Go to Tools>Accounts.This should show you a dialouge box
internet accounts.
under the tab mail you could have either 1 account or a list.
3) find the one that has (default). highlight this and click properities.
4)Under the general tab take down the details that have been filled in
5)Click on servers tab
6)Take down the details listed here POP3, STMP, account name, Password - hope someone knows it
7) Click cancel then close- Just incase you changed something by mistake.
Next is to setup a new user on your dad's computer.
you can do this 2 ways either add a new account to your dads
or create a new identity
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I suggest we set you up as a new Identity.
on your dads computer with the stuff you hav written down
1)Start outlook express
2) go file > identities > Add new identity and folow the wizard
add in the details you have taken from the other computer > easy to work out what goes where. If you get stuck let me know.
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phew, your a lifesaver peterm!

so after i set up my new account at my dads with the info i took down, email will come to my account at both my dads and my moms houses?
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Yes but once you view a message it will be on that computer if you want it on the other computer just before you shut down you email it to yourself. and pick it up again when you log back on.
Did you find the info? If no one knows the password (most people forget) let me Know.
- NEVER give a password to anyone
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UPDATE
You don't have to email to yourself. I just found the setting we need
(to slack to look properly before)
When you set up the new identity at the part of setting up the
pop3 etc before exiting go to the advanced tab and down the bottom
tick leave a copy on server. Best if you also click delete after so many days other wise your server inbox will just get filled up and not work.
Cheers
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thanks a ton! ill post back here tommorow about weather or not i got it to work!
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