thanks for the response. I found the point in desktop mgr program where you click on "configuration (syncronize)". Help section says this thould then list applications to sync with. In my case none are listed at this point. I am obviously doing this incorrectly. my computer has outlook express on ( not full outlook ). Could that be a problem or is there something I am missing? Also is there any step by step instruction set out there any place that might help me achieve this process? Thanks again for the help.