Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 1:34 AM (in response to Tom Baker1)
Settng up to IMAP woild solve all this easily, that is what it's for...
Incoming Mail server type: IMAP
Incoming Mail server name: mail.marxists.org
Outgoing Mail server name: use your local ISP or smtp.marxists.org port 465.
Account name (or "User name" not alias): your user name
Password: your password
Other than that there are Import options we could use in Mail, but not quite the same.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 1:49 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks again BD.
But I don't get this Marxist.org thing. What's does that particular organization and its website have to do with synchronizing the mail in my two boxes?
What is IMAP, by the way, and how does it work?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 8:19 AM (in response to Tom Baker1)
I use POP email on several computers with the following settings:
- all outgoing messages are automatically bcc to me - a standard Mail setting under Composing
- all accounts are set to keep mail on the server for 122 days - 4 months
Provided I use each computer at least once in the 4 months this has the following advantages:
- all computers are the same and have access to all outgoing emails - see note
- I can see if outgoing mail delivery is slow or has a problem
- all mail is backed up on several computers
The only downside is extra incoming mail but I am happy with this.
Note: My main email client is TenFourBird which has a simple archive facility which helps me store all email over a day old in year folders - one folder per year. I don't have any other mail folder structure so this ensures that all computers have the some email folder structure.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2014 10:21 AM (in response to Tom Baker1)
Sorry about the marxist thing, didn't notice, but when researching what kind of mail accounts @nmia.com might use, that was the only link I found!?
IMAP was designed to keep several devices & computers synced on email...
POP on the other hand is normally setup to remove from the Server when downloaded, making it unavailable to anything else, but can be set to leave on the server. POP normally only has Inbox & Trash folders on the Server. IMAP will have several more folders, all kept in sync between devices & the Server.
What is nmia.com anyway? National Military Intelligence Association???
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2014 9:50 AM (in response to BDAqua)
nmia stands for New Mexico Internet Access.
I'm wondering, when I start up the old Mac, and want to update the mail to the same status as the new Mac, can't I just import the newer Mac's Mail files into Mail on the old box, or copy certain folders from Mail in the new box over to Mail in the old?
Otherwise, the old box's Mail gets flooded with old e-mails that I already dealt with in the new box, and already either answered or trashed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2014 11:37 AM (in response to Tom Baker1)
I have already told you how to keep them synchronized in future. This will work provided you launch Mail on the non-workhouse Mac at intervals of less than the 'keep mail on server' setting.
It should be possible to start them off at the same point by:
- Quit Mail on both Macs
- Rename ~/Library/Mail to ~/Library/Mail-old on non-workhorse Mac - in case you want to undo any changes
- Rename ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist-old on non-workhorse Mac
- Copy ~/Library/Mail from workhorse Mac to ~/Library/Mail on non-workhorse Mac
- Copy ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist from workhorse Mac to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist on non-workhorse Mac
- Restart Mail on both Macs