1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Sync email between desktop & laptop

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by iCamp, Feb 13, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. iCamp

    iCamp Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Just curious how everyone manages this. If you have a desktop & a laptop how do you sync the same email addresses between the two?
     
  2. arevee

    arevee Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    33
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    are they both on the same network with the same email settings? do u use outlook/outlook express/t-bird?? usually if they have same email settings, any changes u make on one system is automatically updated when u connect the other system to the network. this is what happens between my lappie and desktop at work. i use MS outlook.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Working at 486 Speed NBR Reviewer

    Reputations:
    750
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Messages:
    8,970
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Well, I use Exchange, which solves this problem. You might consider seeing if your email provider offers IMAP, that would also take care of you. Otherwise, there's no easy way to sync POP accounts that I'm aware of.
     
  4. iCamp

    iCamp Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I'm using Outlook (I guess I should have mentioned that). I guess I could tell one computer to "leave the messages on the server" and the other one to actually download them off the server.
     
  5. daacon

    daacon Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    93
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    That is what I do however that does not really sync them. (sent items / deleted / contacts / etc..) My ISP only offers POP which as Brian eluded to there is no easy way.

    I peridocially manually sync my contacts with export / import - you could do the same with your folders. You could also move you main *.pst file to the other computer (assuming versions, etc are the same)

    I would not be surprised if there is some software out there that will do it though
     
  6. strikeback03

    strikeback03 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    62
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    get an IMAP account. Dunno if any free ones offer it, if nothing else 1and1.com offers lots of e-mail for only a dollar or two USD per month. or it comes free with web hosting.

    I have work desktop, home desktop and laptop all access my two main e-mail accounts
     
  7. sutheep

    sutheep Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

    Reputations:
    98
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    i got imap free w/ webhosting
     
  8. ZJChaser

    ZJChaser Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I too use exchange so my laptop, work and home desktops, and web acess are all identical no matter what I do but yes inyour case IMAP is going to be the best option.
     
  9. iCamp

    iCamp Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    46
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I have my own domain and can set up IMAP email if I want. I didn't know what IMAP was so I just did regular POP3. Are there any negatives to using IMAP? I just don't know the differences.
     
  10. strikeback03

    strikeback03 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    62
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    IMAP stores the mail on the server, and just downloads the headers for viewing. POP typically downloads the whole message when viewed, then deletes it off the server. I don't know of any disadvantages to IMAP, other than needing server space to store the e-mail.
     
Similar Threads: Sync email
Forum Title Date
Windows OS and Software Which sync software u guys use? May 16, 2015
Windows OS and Software Best way to sync videos between 2 PC's? Nov 13, 2014
Windows OS and Software Sidesync Jun 30, 2014
Windows OS and Software How to keep multiple computers completely in sync--programs, program settings, EVERYTHING I need to function--is it possible? Aug 14, 2013
Windows OS and Software why so little support for quicksync and widi Jun 6, 2013

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page