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Old 02-23-2009, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation HELP: 8900 w/ DM 4.7 can't sync Calendar, Tasks, or Memos to Outlook Express!

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Hello everyone, having a little problem here. First things first... I am running Windows XP Professional w/ Service Pack 3. When I got the 8900 Curve with T-Mobile back on the 11th, I went ahead and installed the latest version of Desktop Manager that T-Mobile had available, which is version 4.7.0.32. So that's what I'm currently running.

Prior to the 8900, I was using an 8700g for the last 2+ years, with earlier versions of the Desktop Manager software. For Synchronization, I've ALWAYS been able to have my Calendar, Tasks, Address Book, and Memos sync with the copy of Outlook Express that comes pre-installed with XP Pro. I NEVER use Outlook for email at home, so I have never upgraded to the full version of Outlook. Outlook Express has worked fine for what I use it for, which is syncing the data from my BlackBerry... until today.

Today, I finally decided to set-up the syncing for the 8900, anticipating no problem with using Outlook Express. I go into the set-up wizard, select Address Book, pull up the list of available programs, and there's Outlook Express, no problem. Then I try setting the program to use for Calendar, Tasks and Memos... PROBLEM. Outlook Express is NOT showing up in the available programs lists for those 3 functions. The ONLY options I'm offered are:
  • ASCII Importer/Exporter
  • Yahoo!
And that's it!

Can anyone tell me why in the HELL DM no longer supports the use of Outlook Express for these functions?!?

Or, if it is supposed to support it, any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?!?

Any help here would be hot.

As usual, I apologize if this question has already been answered and I missed seeing it. If so, kindly direct me to the appropriate thread and/or merge this post into it and I'll be much obliged.
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