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  1. mshader

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    I have a gmail account, and 2 othere emails that have my name@domain.com. I have used mobile me with the apple for the two domain email addresses, successfully. should I use r1sync.com to replicate mobileme or something else. or, some other way to have acces to all 3 emails on the atrix and from any computer. thank you.
     

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    Use the Gmail app for the gmail, and the Mail app for the other two.
     
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    Welcome to the Android forums. As long as the other two email accounts are IMAP or POP3, just use them with the stock mail app. The notification system on Android will let you know when you've received an new message.
     
  4. mshader

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    but, will I be able to get to the emails on the web when I'm out and about? and i f I delete the email in the android (or the web if I see it theree)will It tdo the same in the outlook on my computer....does it synch like with mobileme. thank you again.
     
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    That's the whole point of a smartphone, being able to get emails where ever you go. You can set the accounts to push email to your phone everytime you get an email, or set them to check every X minutes.

    And you dont get emails through the browser, you get them through the Mail app.

    It will delete both. Unless you are using an Exchange account, then you can set an option to not delete both.
     
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    again, thank you for your response.what about seeing the "myname@domain.com on any computer, anywhere? could you tell me how I could quickly access that? again, that's how I used mobileme.
     
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    With POP3 or IMAP, you can get your emails on your cell phone when you are out and about.

    But only IMAP or MAPI email access allows synchronization between the cell phone and your Outlook-PC, such that whatever you do to the email on one device (phone, Mac, or PC) it will be synchronized to all other devices. (E.g. If you delete an email on the phone, it will be deleted everywhere. If you send an email on the phone, it will appear in the "sent mail" folder everywhere. Same goes for drafts, saved mail, read mail, etc.) POP3 doesn't synchronize like that (which is why I don't use POP3.)

    Google offers IMAP email access though the default is POP3. (You have to go online and select IMAP in your Gmail account settings, and then select IMAP on your PC/Mac & Android device.) Yahoo recently started offering IMAP (instead of just POP3). Hotmail, Live.com, and MSN.com use MAPI, which also synchronizes, like IMAP.

    If you also want to synchronize your Outlook contacts and calendar with Android, you may want to use this free method.
     
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    I'm not sure what you are asking here. Can't you ALREADY access your email from a computer? I thought you were asking how to get email on your phone, not your computer.
     
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    I think the OP is talking about a web portal for his mail, similarly to retrieving mail from Yahoo either through a POP3 client or logging in to mail.mydomain.com and entering your yahoo login.
     
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    I'm going to second RazzMaTazz here and suggest to you OP that you should just funnel everything through your Gmail account. You need to set it up from the desktop, but once you finish that Gmail will pull the email in from your other addresses and push all the emails to your phone. You can access your Gmail from anywhere, and all the emails are being sent to one account (which, at least to me, seems quite convenient). You can even set it up to compose, reply, and send emails from Gmail as if it was from the other accounts (so the recipient won't see your gmail address, but the other one). If you're willing to do that, I think it'll work out nicely.
     
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    Just to clarify... I didn't suggest funneling everything through a Gmail account (though if one could forward their POP3 accounts to a Gmail IMAP account, that would be one option). I was only saying that if the original poster wants synchronization of email between devices (like PC, Mac, & Android), then POP3 won't enable such synchronization. The original poster would need to use IMAP (like GMail, Yahoo, et al offer), or MAPI, (like Hotmail, MSN Mail, and Live.com offer) or an Exchange Server. The original poster should check to see if such (non-POP) access is available from their email provider.

    It is worth noting that some providers (like Gmail and Yahoo Mail) offer both POP and IMAP access.
     
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    Sorry Razz, missed that distinction before
     
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    As I understand what you want to do, Sitlet and Razz are correct that you can't do this with an IMAP-based mail server.

    You can, however, do it with POP3, but it isn't elegant.

    With POP3, mail is deleted from a server when you fetch it AND instruct the server to delete it when you download it. With a mail program like Thunderbird on a PC, that's the standard setting. However, you can also set Thundebird to leave messages on the server until you delete them. Same for K-9 mail in Android.

    So you check your mail on the PC and get messages, but you don't delete them from the server. When you check with K-9 (or stock mail or MailDroid, I'm guessing), you get the messages again. So you have any messages you want to save in both places.

    Of course your POP3 mail server will impose a storage limit, so you'll have to delete messages there eventually.

    Then you have to decide if you want to delete messages ONLY on your PC or ONLY on your phone. Of course if you know you don't want to save a message, you'll have to delete it both places to clear it from the mail program, although the first delete will clear it from the server.

    If you're sure you'll know when a message has been downloaded by both mail programs, you can delete it on either. But how can you, really? However, if you're sure you don't want to save a message, you can delete it on either program, and it won't matter if the other program doesn't download it.

    Now, saving mail you send both on a PC and a smartphone/tablet will require you to import and export files, so if having mail you send be identical on both devices, your life will get much more complicated.
     
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    Whoa. That depends on the Exchange client. Not all of the Exchange clients out there have that option.
     
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    Or any of a number of other accounts as well.

    They sync between the device and the server. Sync between the server and any client on your PC is a separate matter. Your device doesn't sync directly with your mail client on your desktop.

    Granted, if your device and your desktop mail client both sync with the mail server then they're effectively syncing with each other but they don't do so directly and that's an important distinction.

    Exchange accounts also sync.
     

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