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    Buying a laptop...

    So, I am going to be buying a laptop shortly for mainly use with my business. One of the biggest problems I think I am going to encounter is the problem with e-mail. Using the notebook, I could answer support requests "on the go", but then I have a problem where I have half of the e-mail messages on the notebook while the other half are on the desktop. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can work with this problem? I don't like to use webmail at all really, and I save essentially all e-mail messages into folders for reference later...

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    I would suggest to use the option "Leave messages on server". I do this at my work location and my home location. It keeps them on the server for the amount of days you like, I usually keep it up to a week.

    This way you have the same emails at each location.

    I hope this helps?

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    That could work... but then knowing me, I could make it a problem :S

    Some days I get 15-20 e-mails... other days I get maybe 1. I just worry that I would end up answering an e-mail on my notebook, then downloading it on the PC and answering again... or not answering on one and already thinking I did with the other, and therefore no reply ever being sent...
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    I can see what you are saying. I have been doing this for quite some time, and you will be used to it.

    For example. I know in the office I have answered all e-mails up to 5pm. When I get home and check my mail, any mail past 5pm I will answer/review.

    I can see you getting the hang of it though. I'm sure there are other solutions out there, but thats what I do.

    Good luck!

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    Use IMAP instead of POP3 - It'll leave your messages on the server (and you can have it save your sent messages back to the server) and it records the status of the messages e.g. Read/Un-read, Replied, Forwarded etc.

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    I should know this... but I don't.. hehe

    How do I use IMAP? I know I can "leave a copy of the message on the server", but obviously I want to have e-mail statuses be read/unread, replied, etc...
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    If you're using Outlook in any version, you'll need to create a new mail account from the Tools menu (Think it's tools, don't use Outlook these days) and select IMAP instead of POP.

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    mouse..

    If you buy a laptop, I suggest buying a cordless mouse. The pad on a laptop can be annoying, and has caused me to make a lot of mistakes. It is well worth buying a mouse for use with the laptop.


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