Is there any way to view sent emails from another computer?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I have 2 computers with the same email address (Mac with Mail and XP with Outlook Express). Both receive incoming mail, but when I send an email from one computer, it does not show up in "sent items" on the other computer. Is there any way for sent messages on one computer to show up on the other?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dcains macrumors regular

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    Use a mail service that works with IMAP, rather than POP3.
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What about comcast.net? Or do you mean an email program?
     
  4. harpster macrumors regular

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    Like dcains said you need to use a IMAP email server. IMAP keeps all the email on the server including sent message so you can access them from any computer's email program. Google's gmail is a good choice for that. Just get a free gmail account and set Mac Mail as an IMAP account for your gmail email address.
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    If configured to do so.
     
  6. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But if I'm using Outlook Express (or Mail) on 2 computers, will the messages I sent on one computer just appear on the other computer? In other words, it may be stored on the server, but does that mean my client email program will show the sent item in the Sent folder as well?
     
  7. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I use a .mac (.me) service. Its IMAP.
    My iPhone shows the same sent messages as my computer. Or any computer using the webmail interface.

    POP, you might be able to come up with a plan the gets sent emails on both, but IMAP is simply the way to go.
     
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    As you long as you configure it that way, yes. And obviously to do that, it must be stored on the server.
     

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