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    Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    I have a situation where a LAN has been setup, and the user would like to be able to view email from either PC. One runs OE5 (currently handling the email), the other has OE6. I did a search and found one somewhat similar issue where the solution involved a registry hack. Is that still the case, and what are the pitfalls.
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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    Hi, Wendell ~

    Here is what you can do to view mail from either PC:<UL><LI>Click on 'Tools' > 'Accounts...' > 'Properties' button > 'Advanced' tab<LI>Under the 'Delivery' section, put a checkmark in the box next to 'Leave a copy of messages on server'[/list]At some point you will need to delete messages from your server, so you may also want to put a checkmark next to 'Remove from server after 5 days' or whatever time frame you may deem appropriate. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    pitfall is stability. ideally, vnc (non-xp machines) or remote access (xp) is the best - or leave mail on the server. Another solution is using a local imap server that collects mail from the pop server then hit it with OE in imap mode.

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    We have a setup similar to this, but I keep track of several email accounts for other people who are also receiving their mail on another computer. The option to "Leave a copy of messages on server" is selected. However, from time to time, one person complains that he is not getting his email. When I check my setting, the option to "Leave a copy ..." is unselected, so I realize that my computer is retrieving, then deleting, his messages before he gets them. I do not change the setting, and this does not happen for any other email accounts I monitor.

    Why does this one account "unselect" that option? It seems to happen every few months.

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    Most likely the user is making the change and "Not me" statment is being made!

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    LOL! I would buy that, except .... the change is being made on MY laptop, and no one uses it but me (yes, I'm sure). Whenever my colleague starts complaining his mail isn't getting through, I check the setting that I have for his email account, and I find that the "Leave a copy of messages on the server" option is deselected, and I know I didn't deselect it. It's my laptop, I work at home, no one else uses my computer but me. And it's only the one account (of seven) that gets modified--about every two months or so. I was wondering if this ever happens to anyone else, and WHY.

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    Sorry, I missed that it was YOUR computer that was losing the setting.

    Is this a POP3 or IMAP type of email account?

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    Re: Sharing mail folders (OE5 and OE6)

    That's okay, I realized after your last post I wasn't very clear.

    The email account in question is a POP3. :-)

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