I recently bought a new HP laptop which has Windows 7 Home Prem OS installed as well as Win Live Essentials which includes Live Mail. I also have a 3 year old custom made desktop which has Win XP OS and Outlook Express Email program. When i bought the laptop i registered my Roadrunner email account in Live Mail and continued to use the same acct in my desktop OE program. After i did so I stopped receiving most emails in my OE program, but also received very few emails in the Laptop Live Mail program.
I have been using Google Chrome on both computers and as part of that set up a Gmail acct for both my primary email acct...the one in OE and Live Mail. In an effort to try to get all of my email messages from 3 email accts...1.RRunner 2.gmail and 3. yahoo...i set all three up in Live Mail and Gmail.
Without any rhyme or reason i continued to get some email messages in each of the four email programs i had at this point..
1.OE in my XP
2.gmail in both computers
3.live mail in my Win 7 laptop
4.Yahoo mail in both computers
but...didnt get all of my emails in any of the programs.
Im not a computer technician and maybe someone can tell me if there is some priority which automatically occurs when an email message is incoming in determining which email program it will show up in.
Anyway, at this point I decided to buy Win 7 Home Premium for my desktop so both computers would have exactly the same OS. I did that and installed it in my desktop with no problems. Since then i have tried a number of options to figure out how to get all of my email messages into one primary acct and nothing i have tried has really worked.
Having used the simplified OE for so many years I have lost confidence in whether or not i am getting all of my emails at all...anywhere...and have had a lot of instances where emails i was expecting didnt show up in any email acct. I know i have properly added email accts to the various programs because i have tested them extensively to insure their correctness. Still the problem persists.
Recently in stalled Firefox Thunderbird and am thinking about deleting all other email programs to see if that will enable me to get all emails in one program ,but i see that some emails show up in the laptop while others show up in my desktop emails.SHOULDNT THEY ALL SHOW UP IN BOTH COMPUTERS ? IF NOT WHY NOT?
Needless to say I am beyond frustrated by the above and Im sure anyone reading this may be confused and unable to follow the details of what i have done.
I am hoping someone technically knowledgeable can either explain to me how email programs in two separate computers SHOULD WORK , OR LEAD ME TO SOME TECHNICAL REFERENCE SITE WHERE I CAN EDUCATE MYSELF ON THIS
Finally, if anyone can give me suggestions on how they think i can best end up with having both of my computers get all of my emails I would be very grateful.
At this point I am inclined to delete all email programs except either Thunderbird or Gmail and register all three email accts in that single program, as I dont like Win Live Mail very much.
Sorry for such a lengthy email but at this point I am desperate.Thanks for your help.