Interesting Email Observation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jackajesusfreak, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. jackajesusfreak macrumors member

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    New user here. I notice that when I receive email on my Mac, read it, delete and/or save accordingly. They will still show up on my ISP server when I go to the email program on my Windows PC and vice versa. If I go to the Windows PC first, they still show up on my Mac email.
    Jack
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it will do this if you use something like POP3 to receive email. Not really your best option. I would move to at least IMAP if you can, then the email boxes can remain in sync.
     
  3. jackajesusfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    I have pop on both my windows PCs and they are both in sync. Using Mac's installed email program. Not sure how POP3 on a Mac would be different than the 2 Windows PCs??
     
  4. PurdueGuy macrumors regular

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    If you are using POP3, some machine has to be in charge of deleting the email. It can be immediate, or after some period of time. No folders, etc.

    What ISP/server?
     
  5. jackajesusfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    DSL Century Link, former Embarq. I think I understand what you are saying, but before when I had a Windows Desktop, Laptop, and Netbook, whichever machine I checked mail and deleted them, they were deleted off the server and if I then went to one of the other 2 machines, it would not show them there after they were deleted. Not true for the Mac now. If I check on the Mac and delete, they will show up if I go to the desktop or vice versa.
    Jack
     
  6. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    There are settings in Mail preferences that pertain to your Account. There are settings as to how it should handle messages on the server.
     

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