email confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrVegas, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. MrVegas macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2005
    Columbia, Md.
    I have had a comcast pop3 email account for years. Currently I am running both my PC and Mac in my home office. If I set up my mac Mail application with the comcast account, which machine, the PC or the Mac, will get the incoming email? Is it possible to have both machines get it?

  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Yes, quite easily.

    In your email Account setup, set the mail program on each machine to "Leave mail on server" for 5 days (alternative wording: "Delete files from server after 5 days") This can usually be found behind the Server or Advanced or More options button, depending on the mail programs you are using.

    Now all you have to do is make sure that each machine checks the mail at least once every 5 days -- the mail will still be in the POP3 mailbox even if machine A has already read it. Adjust the number of days to what suits you. Reduce the number of days if you get a lot of mail and start to overflow your mailbox Mb limit.

    PS: this also allows you to check your past 5 days worth of mail via Web mail from work or elsewhere, if Comcast offers web mail access.

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