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How to stop emails to one machine

Yassou
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How to stop emails to one machine

I set up an email accouint for my wife on my desktop, and she has now bought an iPad.  How do I stop her emails coming to my machine without deleting emails off her iPad?

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jab1
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

@Yassou I don't know the answer to your question directly, but you could have set up an Applemail account directly on the iPad - this would have given your wife a unique address which she would only access on the iPad.

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Yassou
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Unfortunately I set up a Plusnet account on the iPad.  I am running Microsoft 365 on my desktop and Plusnet support couldn't tell me if I deleted the account off my machine whether she would lose all her emails.  I have deleted some from my machine and it has taken them from her iPad!  Surely there must be a way I can just disable her inbox on my machine, so she only gets them on the iPad?

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

As I said, I don't know the direct answer to that, but if you don't want your wife's emails on your machine, a simple solution is to create an iCloud address on her machine, and advise all those currently using her PN address of the new iCloud one - the one she has on PN can them die a natural death due to non-use.

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Yassou
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Many thank,m John.  The problem is she has loads of people using her PN account as it is for work as well as social.  It is a nightmare getting organisations to change their databases!!

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Understood - I am going to have that nightmare next year when I switch my contacts to my current ISP, but that is the only solution I have at the moment.

I will tag someone who probably knows more than me with regards to this situation, but don't know when he might pick it up.

@Townman - any ideas?

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Deleting the account on your PC will have no effect on what’s on the server.

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Yassou
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

But when I deleted emails on my desktop, it deleted them from her iPad!!!

Yassou
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

I forgot to say it is a Pop/SMTP account according to webmail

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

That explains it - it should have been set up as IMAP - and then you wouldn't have had this issue.

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

I forgot to say it is a Pop/SMTP account according to webmail

webmail is imap

But when I deleted emails on my desktop,

yes, but you should not be deleting the email , you should be REMOVING the account from your desktop

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Agreed, @MisterW , but if the account was set up as POP3, deleting messages via a client, would remove them from the server?

 

Having said that, I thought accounts set upon an iPad were IMAP by default - don't know as I haven't set any up on there, since an upgrade to the iPad trashed the one i originally.

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Rewind ....

Is wife@youraccount.plus.com a separate mailbox or are you depending on catchall placing them in the default mailbox?

 

Do not confuse deleting mail items in your outlook365 setup with deleting the mail account from your outlook365 configuration.. I am surprised that deleting mail items in one POP3 SETUP deletes them in another.  The whole (messy) point of POP3 is each device has its own muddled view of the mailbox.  If you need multi device access to a mail box use IMAP only.If

 

EDIT: A while drafting this (interruptions) - deleting on POP3 should deleting from the server illustrates well the begger's  muddled operation associated with POP3.  POP3 should always remove mail items from the server.  Leaving them there and allowing another device to also access using POP3 causes utter confusion.  Unless there is an intent to access a mail box with only one client, POP3 should be avoided!!

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Yassou
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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

Many thanks, all of you. I don't suppose I can change her Plusnet account to IMAP from POP before I delete the emails or account on my desktop?

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Re: How to stop emails to one machine

No need, just delete the account, not the messages. All you are doing is removing the ability for 365 to have access to her account.