Mail on iMac and MBP question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MiniD3, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. MiniD3 macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi Guys
    I have a iMac and used an iPad when on the road,
    Due to photography PP requirements on the road I bought a MBP,

    Trouble now is that my mail is going to both devices, (I guess 3 devices actually, iMac/iPad and MBP). if I'm away for some time, I have quite a bunch of mail sitting on the iMac when I arrive back from a trip away

    Is there a way to stop mail going to another device until I arrive back at home?
    ....Gary
     
  2. richard2 macrumors regular

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    Firstly, who is your e-mail provider?

    Secondly, are you using an IMAP or POP account?
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I have 3 Macs (Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro), and -one- email account that is POP.

    But it works fine for me, because I set it up as follows:

    The Mini is my "main machine". I have it set so when mail comes in, it's deleted from the server.

    The other two (iMac and MacBook) have the account preferences set so as to never delete mail from the server.

    This way, I can -read- any new mail from any Mac.
    But it's only removed from the server when I collect from the server using my Mini (which is where I conduct any "email business").

    One other trick I use:
    I use a utility called "Mailbox Manager" to -preview- mail on the server BEFORE i open a mail app to access it. MM permits me to select and delete junk mail, so that when I actually -open- Mail.app, the only mail that "arrives" has been "pre-authorized" by me to do so.
    This works great if you wish to use it...
     
  4. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Hi Richard
    ISP is an Australian one
    it is a pop account
    .....Gary
    --- Post Merged, Apr 22, 2016 ---
    Tks Fisherman
    ......Gary
     
  5. crapforks macrumors newbie

    crapforks

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    Is there a similar trick with outlook?
     
  6. richard2 macrumors regular

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    If you're willing to change your e-mail address, then I'd recommend that you switch to an IMAP account, which will ensure your mailboxes are synchronised between all of your devices. (All of the most popular free e-mail services support IMAP.) If you're not willing to change your e-mail address, then see this Apple Support article.
     
  7. MiniD3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MiniD3

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    Tks Richard,
    Thank you for the link, maybe above my pay grade! ;)
    I will go and have a talk to my ISP, I'd hate to really mess things up
    .....Gary
     

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