Knowledgebase: Email
How to check your email in two places. e.g. Home and Work
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 16 September 2006 11:10 PM

 

It is possible to check email in two places like home and work or laptop and desktop.

There are four ways to configure this that vary from the very basic to a more advanced method.

 

Web Based Email:

The easiest way to check email in two places is to use the EPhost Web Based email system.

  1. Decide which computer will be your main computer for the most part. This location will be the place you would like to keep a permanent record of your email or the one you use most often.
  2. Change email settings on your main computer to "Leave a Copy of the Message on the Server" for 1- 3 days.
    DO NOT set it to "NEVER" as you will run the risk of filling up your email disk space allotment which will disrupt your email service.
  3. Use the EPhost Web Based email system when you are away from your main computer.

 

Leave a copy of the message on the server:

When web based email is not enough or you need features from your email client specifically.

  1. Decide which computer will be your main computer for the most part. This location will be the place you would like to keep a permanent record of your email or the one you use most often.
  2. Create or change a POP3 account on both computers using the same email account.
  3. Change email settings on both computers to "Leave a Copy of the Message on the Server" for 1- 3 days.
    DO NOT set it to "NEVER" as you will run the risk of filling up your email disk space allotment which will disrupt your email service.
  4. You will be able to check email in both places.

 

Store and Forward:

This method is generally used to archive email but can be used in this fashion.

  1. Edit your POP3 email account, from your Control Panel, to "Store and Forward" to another email account.
    This email account can be something like Hotmail or another POP3 account on your domain.
  2. Check the other email account.

 

IMAP:

This is a more advanced method of checking email and involves a slightly higher level of expertise than the normal user. Typically people use the POP3 protocol which download entire messages from the server and then their email client removes them. IMAP is a different email protocol and keeps a message on the server until you delete it. It is similar to using the POP3 "Leave a Copy of the Message on the Server" feature but there are some essential differences.

 

Also See: Supported Email Protocols

Also See: How to add an IMAP email account in MS Outlook 2003.

 

Contact Support:

If you are still having email troubles, please contact us for further help.
1-877-EPHOST-1 
support@ephost.com

 

 

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