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I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

tredpath
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I access my email account from several different devices - my home desk computer; our farm laptop and from my tablet. My main access point (through Windows Live Mail) is here at home. If I delete most of the mail that comes in once I'm done with it, all of those deleted items are still there when I open my mail box through the other locations. How can I ensure that changes made when accessing the email from one location are carried through to all locations?

 

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Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

RogersMoin
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Hello, @tredpath

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

Thank you for your post. If you want all your devices to be in sync, you shall use IMAP on all your devices. For the Windows Live Mail, you can follow the steps here to configure. Both POP and IMAP settings can be found here.

 

If you have further questions, let the Community know. I'll also invite our Resident Expert, @Gdkitty to this conversation.

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

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Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

RogersMoin
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Hello, @tredpath

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

Thank you for your post. If you want all your devices to be in sync, you shall use IMAP on all your devices. For the Windows Live Mail, you can follow the steps here to configure. Both POP and IMAP settings can be found here.

 

If you have further questions, let the Community know. I'll also invite our Resident Expert, @Gdkitty to this conversation.

 

Cheers,

RogersMoin

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Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Thanks for the advice. I assume that I need to do that for all devices - will do so.

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Yes all devices @tredpath. Otherwise you'll still have the issue occur even if one device is left with old changes/settings.

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Agreed, imap is the way to go 🙂

I have imap set up on my desktop client.. .as well as mobile.. and all stay in sync.  Deleted items will replicate across all of them.
SOMETIMES it will take a bit to catch up the changed.. sometimes will delete on my phone, but when i pick up my ipad, still shows there as new for a second.. but when it syncs it catches up and deletes them there as well.

 

 

A side note.. if you are doing it on an iOS device (iphone/ipad) you can set up the mail via using the default ones they give you the option for.
Select YAHOO, and enter in your rogers credentials.  It does all the imap settings for you 🙂



Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

imap = Heart

Just saying.

 

Pop gettings messy now a days; with so many devices able access the mail server at the same time. 😮

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Yeah, used to get some WIERD things too with it.

When i used to have PoP on my iphone before.. when i had the mail app open on it... it would lock when i tried to log into the webmail.. till i closed the mail app



Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Yikes, that seems buggy for sure.

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Thanks for the advice.

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

OK - we have a consensu!

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

And agreeing ...

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Thanks - I'd actually never heard of IMAP before. Clearly the way to go.

Re: I access my email account from several different devices - how can I sync them?

Buggy + annoying! Looks like I've got the fix I need. Thanks