set up two computers for email

April 27, 2012 at 08:41:53
Specs: Windows XP
I have a desktop and a laptop with windows XPs installed, and the Outlook Express on desktop is set and I can send/receive e-mails The laptop is not set to receive e-mails yet, it needs to be set up , but I have no clue if this can be done with the same user name /passords I use on my desktop.

I would like to receive the same email on my new laptop, but I have no clue how to do it Mainly I would like to read my emails from my home, and when I am away from home, from my laptop



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April 27, 2012 at 09:17:25
Yes, you can set up your laptop in exactly the same way as your desktop is set up, if you're not too sure of the settings then check your isp/email provider's website for the info. One thing to note is that it is a good idea to have the laptop set to 'leave mail on the server' so that you can still have all of your emails delivered to your desktop for when you return, otherwise you end up with half your emails on one machine and half on the other. The settings for this should be in the 'advanced' section of the user account when you are setting up Outlook Express.

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April 27, 2012 at 09:36:04
(I started typing this post before there were any other responses.)

I don't use Outlook Express, but these things I have found applied on other people's computers who were using Outlook Express I have worked on.

You can use the same user name / password you use on your desktop, for your same email account in Outlook Express itself, on the laptop.
For that matter, you can do that with any email program on any computer, as far as I know.

However, when the computer is connected to the internet (can connect to the internet in the background), Outlook Express is usually set by default to check for email when you first open it, and check again every so often while you're using it, and it will by default download any new email found to whatever computer you're using at the time automatically.

You can change default settings in Outlook Express, which I don't know much about,
or for any email program, if an email was downloaded to one computer and you also want it to be on another one, you can re-send that particular email to your own email address, then exit your email program on that computer, and have the email program download that into your email program on another computer.
The latter works fine if you only need to have an occasional email on two of your computers.

There's lots of help on the Microsoft web site in the Outlook Express support, and there's lots of help for it on the web as well.

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