Just like some feedback from folks on how to resolve a little conundrum that has me slightly befuddled.... like many of you, I expect, I have a number of email addresses due to:- Subscriptions POP server ISP provision (always want to use all they offer ) GMAIL advent etc etc All fine and dandy and me happy with Tbird also - no problemo so far.... Then I move to my present ISP and they have a little clause that is fairly insistent you do NOT leave copies of your mail on their servers (and no, they do not tell you of any consequence should you choose to do so, and I have not undertaken to investigate "the hard way" since they were clear in their wording). Now you need to be aware I also run multiple machines, each dual booting. I used to happily harvest all my emails in Tbird or Evolution wherever I went. But since switch to this ISP any mail to that account will only be picked up by Tbird on my primary and then it is gone... Now my ISP does support forwarding, and I do have plentiful GMAIL invites so could spawn another address there, which I could also forward. What I do NOT want is to fetch up with breeding copies of a single email, and I know how easily one can slip into this. Another thing I do NOT yet want is to get into the hassle of setting up my own email server (nor using your no doubt brilliant facilities, but thanks anayway Lord )... So could someone here apply their razor sharp logic and suggest best resolution? Or maybe share how they manage their email clients and accounts - so that I can learn another way, since this has put the matter "under review" for me? Rep to anything useful... or should I say anyone?