eMail Program Suggestion ?

  1. Posts : 161

    eMail Program Suggestion ?


    We have a family computer, an iMac, which we use
    to get all of our eMails on.

    I also have a dedicated W10 pc, which I use for my specific work.

    Occasionally, but rarely, I have need to receive or send an eMail on this W10 pc.

    Might someone suggest a very simple, basic, eMail program to use on the W10 pc ?

    Would like it to be disabled easily, so it doesn't fill up.
    Would open it up when I have need to actually send, or receive, an eMail.
    Still want 99% of the eMails received to go to the iMac.


    How do I make certain that any eMails are not erased on either computer, if opened
    up on one or the other ?

    Thanks, appreciate the help,
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 7,844
    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse

    Hi there

    If you use Thunderbird (free client with unlimited number of accounts) and select IMAP then the mail stays on the server by default so other computers (whether windows, Linux, macs, tablets,phones etc) etc can access the email - it stays on the server (by default) until it's deleted.

    You need to ensure also that all your other email clients (on imacs or whatever) also use IMAP protocol or it won't work. I would assume that since your emails aren't deleted by other computers automatically by just reading them you probably are already using IMAP --if it's POP3 you'll have to re-do the accounts again. Save emails in some archive folder before changing from POP3 to IMAP.

    Plenty of help in the email section on the Forum for setting this up.

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  3. z3r010's Avatar
    Posts : 8,150
    Windows 10 Workstation x64

    Why not use the built in Windows Mail app?

    Whatever you use you should set it up as imap then you will lose nothing from either machine if collected on the other and it wont "fill up".
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 161
    Thread Starter

    From OP: A Bit Of Clarification, Please


    Thanks for help and explanations.
    Much appreciated.

    Just a bit of clarification, please.
    Not too sharp with this "stuff". Just would like to learn.

    If I have POP, the eMails that I downloaded are safe and stay on
    my pc until I manually delete them. This is true for the IMAP also. Correct ?

    But once deleted, I have no chance to get them back from
    the Comcast or anyone else's Server is configuration was initially for POP. They are truly gone.

    If IMAP, I can download them, again, from Server (somehow).

    Correct ?

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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