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luddite alert / lazy alert - two machines & email

Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8886
I admit I'm being lazy here! Is there a simple solution to having your email switch fairly painlessly between your "main" Mac and your "backup" Mac for a few days, and then back again?

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marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

This probably isn't what you're looking for, but in Mail on my PowerBook (secondary machine), I have my accounts set to leave incoming mail on the server. That way, I can access mail from my laptop and still retrieve it later from my iMac (primary machine), so I can keep everything in one place.

But I suspect you're looking for something a little more clever, like transferring a copy of the underlying mail database between machines. I don't know about that.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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