Mac mail question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by terzdesign, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. terzdesign macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    Hello everyone. This is my first post here so I best make it good right?

    Anyways, my problem is with mac mail. I have two macs (a macbook pro 10.5.8, and an imac 10.6). One is at work and the other I use for home. When I try using mac mail on one I can receive all of my messages when I sign in. However, when I go to the other computer and open up mac mail with the same account, the messages that I could view on the one computer dont show up on the other. What is the problem here? How do I sync the two mailboxes to show all of my messages whether I am at work or not? Thanks in advance.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    You need to use an IMAP mail account rather than a POP3 one. Some providers provide both sorts of access. Contact your mail provider and ask them.
  3. terzdesign thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    both account are gmail accounts. How do I fix this while using them?
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    gmail support imap and better yet - exchange.

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