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Hi:

Using the Mozilla Thunderbird Email Browser, how do I set up Emailing in my home network which consists of a WIRELESS Laptop and a WIRED Desktop PC's by using ONE Account at the same Internet Service Provider ...? Is there a way that I could set up an Account (with a separate address) in the Thunderbird Browser at EACH PC, one for the WIRELESS Laptop and the other for the Desktop so that the Email-messages can be selectively delivered either to the WIRELESS or the WIRED PC rather than downloading every Email-message to both PC's at the same time...? And - can this set up be made by using the same (one) ISP Server (ONE Account)?

 

Any detailed advice how could this type of home-network be set up would be greatly appreciated...!

MANY THANKS.

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I'm sorry, I'm asking how to set up email accounts for each, the wireless (Laptop) and the wired (Desktop) PC's so that each of them can do Emailing (sending & receiving their Email) independetly thereby avoiding downloading all Email to both PC's at the same time. Right now both PC's have individual access to Internet BUT any new incoming Email is being delivered to both of them REGARDLESS of their separate Email address. Although I had assigned a separate Email address to each of them, I must have made an error somewhere in setting this network.

 

Your further help would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS!

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Using Thunderbird just install it on each PC (lappy and desktop). When you install it'll ask you for your email info (username, email addy, etc) fill in the blanks and it'll find your email acct.

When you open Thunderbird on each PC, it'll automatically download all emails that are currently on your email acct at your ISP.

 

 

 

 

:geezer:

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Thanks for your prompt reply, caintry_boy...!

 

I have installed a copy of the Thunderbird Browser on each of the PC's (wireless Laptop & wired Desktop) and assigned a different Email address to each, however, I was getting some error during this process which I did NOT understand and know how to fix it: right now both PC's have their own address but with the ISP I'm of course registered just with the original, ONE only Email address/account (wired Desktop). My objective is that all emails currently being on my Email account at my ISP get SELECTIVELY distributed to the specific PC based on its Email address... Can you tell me what I'm missing here?

 

Thanks...!

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i'm not too familiar with thunderbird, but what you simply need to do is have separate email accounts set up with your isp and then just set up only that specific email account for the corresponding computer.

 

computer a would only have email account a set up in thunderbird

computer b would only have email account b set up in thunderbird

 

this has nothing to do with how the network is set up or anything like that. it's no different than how i only get my email and not yours: it's because my email account is different.

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I have and use Thunderbird. To set up each account, you need to open Thunderbird, click on the tools tab at the top, Select Account Settings. From there you can select Server Settings and enter the POP3 from your ISP. Then towards the bottom of the Accounts Settings box, select OutGoing Server (SMPT) and enter the smpt data provided by your ISP in there. You need to have a separate account from your ISP, Most ISP's offer more than one email account, so you need to enter the POP3 and SMPT for each account on each pc

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Hi 'Joe C' & 'badbinding':

 

...and thanks for your advise - I thought that I have to have TWO separate Email-accounts, and I was not sure if this is commonly allowed by the ISP's. I'm going to correct the setting for my 2nd PC (wireless Laptop-PC) so that each PC can receive only its own Email.

 

Many thanks again, guys!

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I have an old dial up email account from the 1990's and they allow up to 5 accounts...I still use it too!

My comcast isp states that I can have up to 7 accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

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