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Timy

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    Email problems on my home network
    « on: February 21, 2009, 06:52:03 PM »
    Hi.  I set up a wireless home network today between my desktop and laptop.  It all works well except my email.  When the desktop is on only I get email fine.  When I have both computers on, any new email only goes to the laptop.  I would like new email to appear on both computers when they come in.  It is a Netgear G router, both computers use WinXp and Outlook for email.  Thanks for any help

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    Re: Email problems on my home network
    « Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 08:40:30 PM »
    What kind of email is this?
    Webmail? IMAP? POP3?
    What program do you use to check it?

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 11:37:14 PM »
      pop3
      I use Outlook to check email.

      THanks.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 12:22:23 AM »
      You have to go to using IMAP.
      Which Outlook?
      Must you use Outlook?
      Do you have control of the mail server?
      I mean can you change it to forward mail to another address?
      Can you force it to leave mail on the server?
      POP3 normally goes to just one user and "pop" its gone!
      But with some systems you can set it up so that is almost like IMAP, if you can not get real IMAP.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 02:00:24 PM »
      Geek-9pm hit the nail on the head...

      POP3 is a very, very old protocol, and works in many funky ways, including:
      After your email has been downloaded, it is deleted from the server by default by your client.

      IMAP is really one of the best protocols out there at this time, in my opinion, and most POP3 servers provide is as well.
      IMAP not only allows you to manage folders, but, it moreover "Syncs" your inbox than it does just downloads the emails, making it better for use on multiple computers.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009, 04:29:47 PM »
      When I have both computers on, any new email only goes to the laptop.
      This part doesn't make sense.  Apparently, you have the laptop set to automatically retrieve email at certain time intervals, but not the other computer.  If both computers are online and both are set to to automatically retrieve email at certain time intervals, then whichever one gets it first will be the only one getting those particular messages with POP mail and where your email account settings in neither computer are set to leave messages on the server. 

      I agree with Geek-9pm and Zylstra.  If you really want to capture all messages in both computers, then IMAP mail will work best for that.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 04:56:14 PM »
      Hey Tiny I just made a email account for you to test.
      It is:
      [email protected]

      Auto-Configure Microsoft Outlook Express® for IMAP Access
      Code: [Select]
      REGEDIT4

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts\[email protected]]
      "DCEmail"=dword:00000002
      "IMAP Server"="mail.geek9pm.com"
      "IMAP Port"=dword:0000008f
      "SMTP Server"="mail.geek9pm.com"
      "SMTP Port"=dword:0000001a
      "Connection Type"=dword:00000003
      "IMAP User Name"="[email protected]"
      "SMTP Display Name"="[email protected]"
      "SMTP Email Address"="[email protected]"
      "SMTP Reply To Email Address"="[email protected]"
      "SMTP Organization Name"=""
      "Account Name"="[email protected]"
      "IMAP Timeout"=dword:0000003c
      "SMTP Timeout"=dword:0000003c
      "IMAP Secure Connection"=dword:00000000
      "IMAP Skip Account"=dword:00000000
      "IMAP Prompt for Password"=dword:00000001
      "SMTP User Name"="[email protected]"
      "SMTP Use Sicily"=dword:00000002
      "SMTP Secure Connection"=dword:00000000
      "SMTP Split Messages"=dword:00000000
      "SMTP Prompt for Password"=dword:00000000
      "IMAP Root Folder"=""
      "IMAP Polling"=dword:00000001
      "IMAP Poll All Folders"=dword:00000001
      "IMAP Dirty"=dword:00000000
      You can use this to run tests on the IMAPI.
       I am curious to see if it works. It is NOT SSL.
      The password is just 'tiny' because it is just for testing.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009, 05:04:24 PM »
      Geek-9pm, why the heck are you advising him to create an IMAP account via entries in Windows registry?  Setting up an IMAP account is going to depend on whether his ISP or email service supports IMAP and the settings will be specified by them.  And, the normal way of creating an IMAP account in his email client is to do it directly in his email client.  What you're suggesting here seems absurd.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #8 on: February 22, 2009, 05:11:48 PM »
      Sorry, that was only intended as a test for IMAPI.

      That is the only way I knot of to do IIMAPI when using OE.
      Maybe I missed something.

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #9 on: February 22, 2009, 05:31:58 PM »
      It would normally be done like this, as an example: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77659

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      Re: Email problems on my home network
      « Reply #10 on: February 22, 2009, 05:36:57 PM »
      Hey, soybean, that is good. I didn't know.