Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to vneal)
In your case you want the symlink to exist in the Dropbox folder and point to the mail folders you want to sync (assuming Dropbox follows your symlinks).
You could practice by creating symlinks inside the Dropbox folder which points to a test folder then see if changes you make in the test folder show up on the destination system.
The problem I see is how are you going to resolve initial sync'ing of the 2 mail systems?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 12:38 AM (in response to vneal)
Thanks BobHarris, that seems to have worked so far... I won't know until I set up my second Mac at the weekend.
I've already set up all the accounts and archived / imported all existing mail folders on the 2nd Mac, so hopefully that will overcome the intial syncing issues.
I'll let you know how it goes!
Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 12:49 AM (in response to vneal)
Another - maybe easier way to deal with this - assuming you can't get your work email setup as an IMAP, is to setup a gmail account with IMAP and have all your work mails auto forwarded to this account. Then set up the SMTP with your work mail details and as the default for this account. Once in an IMAP account all will be in sync no matter where you access it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 1:07 AM (in response to vneal)
I do have a Gmail account (currently sat doing nothing) - so to clarify, if I have my work email account forward to my Gmail account, I can set the reply to address in Gmail as my work account still?
Sorry - not brilliant with email set up.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 2:01 AM (in response to vneal)
May I suggest before making any changes on the second system, you first quit Dropbox, then make your changes in the dropbox folder. When happy with the changes, then restart dropbox on that system.
I would make sure you have a backup of your mail folders on both systems as if something goes wrong dropbox will multiply the problem across both systems.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 2:37 AM (in response to BobHarris)
Correct - plus if you can then get the details of your out-going SMTP server and set up the same in Mail (which maybe you already have set up if your using this already for your work acoun, and se the default SMTP outgoing server as your work one.
BobHarris may have a point here on the company frowning in this though...but may be good leverage for them to allow for IMAP - which would make this all seamless