Lost in mail synchronization: Can I be helped?
Hi All, I feel like such a clunk! Thought I was a real old-timer guru when it came to computers, but I am really stuck on this one. Desktop computer (built it myself several years ago!) running Win 7 and using WLM (POP) for two mail accounts - one for me and one for my Bride - same program, two accounts. Software is always kept up-to-date. WLM is set up with many storage folders and message rules to sort incoming mail so it makes sense to us. You know, Family, Newsletters, Friends, that kind of thing. Now, Bride gets a new laptop, also running Win 7 and using WLM. It seemed like such a simple request when she asked if she could link to her email account on both computers, but have both computers sync'ed so that mail on one is also on the other. She wants whatever comes in to be on both machines, and whatever she sends to also be on both machines. Great idea, I said! Why, we ought to be able to do that for all of our email, both hers and mine, so that if we take the laptop on a trip, I can get my mail too! Wonderful!
I am sorry to report that I am completely lost as to how to accomplish this feat, and even worse, the Bride thinks I am beginning to lose it - technically speaking. This is where you all come in because I know from many years of experience that anyone who hangs around with Fred Langa and crowd has to be the savviest of the savvy! Now I'm not trying to make this even more complicated, but what if I throw an additional laptop in there, and how about an IPod or a tablet. See where I'm headed here? I want to be able to get any of our mail on any device, and have them all be in sync. Can this be done?
Thanks for being so patient - but there is one more thing. I am really good at following directions, but the directions cannot assume that I know something that may be common knowledge to you, but not to me. I love details!
I hope somebody out there can help me restore my Bride's view of my technical prowess - I know I could do it eventually, but who know how much time I have left?!