Using Email in multiple locations
If you want the convenience of downloading email onto your computer, but also need to access your mail from other locations, it is possible to keep both your incoming and sent mail on the server. The process will be a bit different depending on the mail client you are using. This tutorial will show how to set this up in Thunderbird.
The basic account set up is the same as in the Thunderbird tutorial, BUT in the Server Information window, select IMAP instead of POP.
Once the email is set up, in the main window of the program right-click (or ctrl-click in Mac) on the name of the account you have set up. On the screen that opens click on "Subscribe". Scroll down to "mail", click on the arrow to the left to open the folder, then select "outgoing". Click on the "subscribe" button, then click "OK".
Then, select "Tools/Account Settings". In the left panel, under the name of the account, select "Copies and Folders".
Select "other", select the account from the dropdown box, then select "mail/outgoing.
If you want to keep a copy of your incoming mail on the server, in the left panel select "Offline & Disk Space". Under "Disk Space", select "Don't delete any messages".
When you are through, click "OK".