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Can I set up Outlook 2003 on my laptop to check my mail and to leave it on my ISP's server so that I can, at a later time, have all the mail brought in from the ISP's server to my desktop computer, and do all of this automatically?  If so, exactly how do I change my settings to accomplish this task.

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R Bishow
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by:sunray_2003
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Why dont you setup outlook in both laptop and desktop and give the same account information so that emails gets downloaded at the same time.
If you are setting pop3 account , do this

open outlook
Tools --> email accounts --> view or change existing email account
click on the account and press change and then More settings
go to advanced tab
and check "leave a copy on server"
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by:rmbishow
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Can I  set "leave a copy on server" on my laptop an not on my desktop?
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by:sunray_2003
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if u set leave a copy in server in laptop then you can download those emails from desktop but if you donot that in desktop, then you wont be able to get new emails in laptop.. be careful
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by:rmbishow
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So then, if I shut down Outlook on my desktop while I am away from my desk, then I would be able to get my mail to my laptop.  Later when at my desktop I could download the same mail and remove tne mail from the ISP's server.  Is that correct?
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by:sunray_2003
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rmbishow,

yes if you have turned on that leave copy on server in both laptop and desktop, yes u can download the emails anytime u want ..
unless u go to webmail and remove those emails from server
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by:rmbishow
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I think I'm with you on this, but what I want to do is turn on leave copy on server on the laptop and turn that off at my desktop. I would shutdown Outlook on the desktop when I am away from my desk.
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by:sunray_2003
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may be we are not in the same pace here

WHy do u want to turn if off in desktop..let us say u get a new email.. u turn on ur outlook in desktop, it is going to download that new email in ur desktop.. since u have turned off the option , that email wont be in ur server anymore.
now when u work on laptop , u cannot get that new email as it already got downloaded to desktop..

hope i am clear
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by:rmbishow
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I see your point.  I guess that I was concerned about filling up my space on the ISP's server.  I probably have plenty of space, but eventually I would have to empty that space, unless I set it up to dump it after several days. eH???  Is that what you would suggest?
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by:sunray_2003
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u can go to server and remove it once in every week or so
or u can setup imap account and synchronise between the machines which is not as beneficial as manually going to server and removing it. it depends on what u need
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by:rmbishow
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OK.  However, I see that I can set a preference to automatically remove mail from the server after X number of days.  Why not do it that way and not have to depend on remembering to do it manually?

Can I slip in one more easy question?  How do I get rid of the "favorite folders" from the Navigation pane?

Thanks.  I'll accept your answer and award you the points gladly after your next reply.
Rick
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rmbishow,
> Why not do it that way and not have to depend on remembering to do it manually?

absolutely .. you can .. it is ur wish

Sorry , it is against rules to have 2 questions in the same thread which are different.

you should ask it as seperate

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Thanks very much!
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rmbishow,

ask the other question as sep in this same TA.. if you donot have enuf pts that is fine. give how much u can
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