Are you away from your work place and want to use your Roadrunner email from a different machine? No need to fret because it’s as simple as ABC. As long as the other machine has an active internet connection, not necessarily one provided by Roadrunner, you can get to your email account without any problem.
There are two ways to access and use the Roadrunner email account from another computer – webmail and email client. The webmail method is definitely simpler and is what I recommend because all you need is the web browser program which is pre-installed on practically all machines running any kind of operating system. The other option requires you to set up the Roadrunner account on an email program which downloads and saves your messages on the other computer.
All computers have a default web browser – for example, Internet Explorer on Windows or Safari on the Mac. The computer from where you want to use your Roadrunner email would probably be running one of these operating systems. If you are not sure, check with the owner; ask them to start the web browser program and load the Roadrunner webmail site – https://webmail.nyc.rr.com.
You now see a screen similar to one above. If you have ever accessed Roadrunner email via webmail, this should seem familiar. Enter your email address, the account password and select the language. On successful login, you would be taken to the email account.
With an email client (just a fancy name for a ‘program’), you would be able to download and store the messages from your Roadrunner account on another computer. This may be a good idea when you plan to use the other machine for several days and not just for a ‘quickie’, if you know what I mean. Your choice of the email program depends on which operating system the other computer is running. Check the list below:
There are other email programs too, but you would need to download and install them and this is possible only when you have permission to do so. FYI, Windows Live Mail, the default mail program on Windows 7, can also be installed on XP and Vista.
Here are the instructions for two popular email programs:
If you want to use Roadrunner email on another computer with an email program, please take note of the following important points:
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