How to sync Outlook email when using multiple PC's
Posted on 2011-03-25
I have PC's located at two different sites, a laptop, and a smartphone. (4 separate devices) My problem is that if I am at location 1, download my emails, I would like to go through and delete and read as many as possible. Let say that I start with 50. I now have 50 email in Outlook. Now go through them and delete 10. Now I go home lets just call it location 2, download everything that is on the POP Server which is now 40. I go through the emails and delete 20 of the 40. The problem is that when I go back to Location 1 I still have the 40 emails that I left with and have no idea which of the 40 were deleted while at location 2. Obviously can not just delete all of the emails from the inbox prior to clicking on send/receive because that would then delete them from the POP server. Outlook is configured to download emails and leave a copy of the server until deleted.
Is there a way to sync Outlook with what is currently on the POP server? Hosted exchange is pricey for a home user and only need email. Prefer to stick with Outlook since it is integrated with Office and other apps plus just easier to use.
My Android phone is smart enough to do this automatically and by default. What am I missing on the Outlook configuration or options? If Outlook can not do it on it's own, is there a third part add-on product without going to an exchange server or hosted exchange server?