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I've got two computers that are hooked up through a router -- one is XP with Outlook 2003 and the other is Vista with the Windows Mail 6.0. The problem is that sometimes one computer gets an email and the other doesn't and vice versa. Anybody have any idea why that happens and what the fix might be. I'm Stumped. Thanks
 

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Do you have both Outlook 2003 on one computer and Windows Mail on the other set to leave copies of the emails on the server? If not, when one computer checks the email it deletes it from the server and the other computer doesn't see it (because it's gone :))

In Windows Mail, go to Tools>Accounts and select your mail account, then click "Properties." You want the "Advanced" tab. Look down towards the bottom and you'll see the settings for delivery - check the box that says "Leave a copy of messages on server."

The process is pretty much the same for Outlook. From Tools>Email Accounts, choose "View or change existing e-mail accounts" then click the "More settings" box. Find the "Advanced" tab and the same settings as before will be at the bottom.

Hope that helps. :)

These two links might help you too:

Outlook: http://products.secureserver.net/email/email_outlook.htm

Windows Mail: http://sonic.net/support/ss/windows/vista/mail/settings.shtml
 
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