How do you access email on main computer from 2nd home computer?

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Old 10-19-06, 07:57 AM
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How do you access email on main computer from 2nd home computer?

We have two home computers on an ethernet LAN. One (I call it the main computer) gets out email.

Is there any way to see the main computers email Inbox and Sent Items on our second computer?

What about when we use the second computer for email. Is there any way to see it's Inbox and Sent Items on the main computer?

I think my basic question is can two home computer share the same email account?

As additional info we use bellsouth for email, which uses the POP3 protocol.
 
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does bellsouth give you access to check mail on its website?

is this a dial up connection or DSL/CABLE modem?
 

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The answer depends on how you want to access email and what you use as an email client.

There are two ways to use POP3 email. You can either access the fuiles stored on the ISP computer (reading the only) or you can download them to your home PC. Once you download them they are gone. However, if you only access them they can still be read by a second computer.

Using Microsoft Outlook, I access my email from three different computers. On two systems I have it set to "leave a copy of the email on the server". On one machine (my primary machine) I have it "leave a copy of the email on the server", but then to delete it after 14 days.

This way I download my recent email to all my locations, and don't have the problemof email piling up on the server.
 
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Old 10-19-06, 04:33 PM
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anojgoel: We have DSL.

racraft: Thanks. I think I understand. I'll give what you say a try and see how it works. Will post again when I find out.
 
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Old 10-22-06, 02:49 AM
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Thumbs up Success

racraft: It worked. I did what you said in order to leave the email on BellSouth's server for 14 days, and now I can view it from my other PC too.

Thanks for your help on this.
 
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bigfred,

I am glad I could help. Just make sure that you use your main computer often enough that the emails are removed from the ISP server. If you allow too many to accumulate, you risk exceeding your storage limit, and they could block your email.
 
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Old 10-22-06, 09:36 AM
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No problem. We use the main computer every day.
 
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