Using Mail on 2 Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by M. Malone, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    I am 90% sure about purchasing a 20" intel iMac, I already own a PowerBook, by purchasing the iMac, I will retire the PowerBook from iMovie. Will use it with minimal iTunes tracks, and iPhoto pictures. All of my Movies, Photos, Music files will be in the iMac.

    Here are my questions:
    1. I use Mac Mail, is there a SIMPLE way I can have all of the e-mails that Mail downloads into the iMac be available on the PowerBook and vice versa? Basically let's say I send an e-mail with my iMac. next day I'm at work with my PowerBook, can I simply go to "sent mail" to find what I sent using my iMac?

    2. I have a folder on my PowerBook where I have all of my important documents, is there a way I can have the same folder syncing up in both computers? Since the iMac will have the larger screen, I will most likely type all my documents on it. But when I save them, is there a magical way they are also saved into my PowerBook at the same time? and vice versa, in case I type something up at work using my PowerBook.

    Thanks, and sorry for the confusion...
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I can answer this one for you, Yes you can! if you read the e-mails on your iMac they will be marked as read. on your powerbook if you open mail afterwards, the e-mails will be marked as read but still viewable. Thats only if you keep a copy of the e-mail on the e-mail server though.
  3. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    VERY COOL! I delete my e-mails off of my .mac account every 2 months or so, so everything should download to both machines, that's great news. Thank you very much cwedl for that
  4. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    just to clarify this a bit more too - this will work if you have a .mac or IMAP email account. if your ISP uses the POP3 protocol, you will not be able to do this so easily - you'll need something like mySync (here) to sync the machines.

    You should be able to tell from your ISP's how-to's, which service, IMAP or POP3, your email is based on.
  5. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    great, I only use imap, thanks, what about my synced folder question? can it be done?
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR

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