Outlook Express problem: receiving e-mail on two different computers

I use Outlook Express to send and receive e-mail on two of my computers. Both are connected to the same sever internet account. My laptop is connected to wirlessly modum and my office is connected to the same cable modum. If Outlook Express is open on my laptop, I receive e-mail on it & my office also weither Outlook Express is open on this topic or not. If Outlook Express is open on my desk & not on my laptop, I receive e-mail on it and not on my laptop. Emails received on my desk when Outlook is not open on my laptop never materialize on my laptop. It's as if they are intercepted by the office. Are there settings that I can change on computers? My ISP Internet says it's a matter of Outlook not an internet issue. Can anyone help?

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If both computers use the same e-mail address, on both machines:

Tools | Accounts | Mail | Properties | Advanced - Check: leave a copy of messages on the server.

On a single computer only, make sure to delete messages after X days to satisfy your allocated space that you get from your server.

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