first computer in the house gets all the mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by PluggedInOne, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. PluggedInOne

    PluggedInOne Guest

    What settings can I change in my laptop that will allow all the mail to come
    in to my laptop even when someone else in the house opens theirs first and
    gets all the mail? If I open first, the other laptop still gets all the mail
    but if they beat me to it- I get NONE! And most of it belongs to me. I hate
    going on their computer to get my own mail every time. HELP plz! This is a
    hubby/wife completely happy/trusting couple. I just want my mail!
    PluggedInOne, Aug 6, 2008
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  2. If both computers are checking the same email account, whichever
    one completes its email download first will make those emails
    unavailable to the second computer. To fix that problem, go to Tools,
    Accounts, select your mail account, Properties, Advanced,
    enable "Leave a copy of messages on server." Depending on how
    much server space your ISP allows, you may want to select one or
    both of the two associated 'remove' options.

    Repeat the above on the second computer.
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 6, 2008
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