Outlook Set up, Two Computers

I have Outlook set up on a desktop for Gmail and Hotmail using SMTP/POP .. with settings to move items to Deleted items from Server (Gmail/Hotmail).  Is there a way to set up Outlook on a (second) Laptop to be able to see e-mails from desktop computer?

Would it be a complicated set up, if yes?

-If no .. then (oh well) ..
Thanks in advanced ..

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mvalencia2003Asked:
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You can't do that with any email client, you always need to have an email server to have mails in sync.
Best you can do is switch to IMAP instead of POP. That leaves the messages on the server(s). Folder moves, deletes etc. are replicated back to the IMAP server, and so visible to all clients.

However, client rules are not replicated, and always need the corresponding client running all the time.
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mvalencia2003Author Commented:
If I change to IMAP on both computers .. and on Desktop, I move e-mails to an archive folder (PST) on an external hard drive - - would this remove the e-mail from server (Gmail)?


- Thanks , ..
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Yes. There is no way to have the archived mail available in IMAP after having it moved "out of sight".
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mvalencia2003Author Commented:
One more question (I hope) - - would it be better to change the current settings to IMAP or make a new (account / profile) with IMAP settings .. and keep current SMTP settings as an old archive folder?

.. Thanks , ..
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
There is no choice. If you just switch to IMAP, you are loosing all content already removed from the POP mailbox - which is usually everything you've pulled into your local PST. That is one reason why you can't just switch, you have to create a new Outlook account with a different file (PST on Outlook prior to 2013, OST else). You can keep all "old" account info, but should stop receiving and sending mails via the old account, and set the IMAP as default.

On the other hand you can also delete the old accounts, and just "import" the PST files (which you should have noted down before deleting the accounts).
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