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How do I access my MS Outlook e-mail from the Internet? [message #101603] Wed, 27 December 2006 23:16 Go to next message
De
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Re: How do I access my MS Outlook e-mail from the Internet? [message #101738] Thu, 28 December 2006 12:40 Go to previous message
Patrick Keenan
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"De" <De@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Please don't write your questions this way.

The answer is that you basically don't. You access the email server, which
is not Outlook, from the internet. The default behaviour is for Outlook
and any other email client to delete messages from the server once they've
been downloaded. So, once you've run Outlook and downloaded the mail, you
need access to your machine to read the mail.

It is possible to make your machine available via the internet, but there
are a lot of security issues in doing so.

You can also set Outlook to leave messages on the server. This can be
helpful but can also create very real problems later. If you do this, set
items to delete after a few days.

If you are using an Exchange server (for example) for email, set up for
this, you should be able to keep the inbox and folders online. Then you
can get the mail while online. Google mail may also help with this.

HTH
-pk
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