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Old 10-31-2007, 06:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm about to go to the dark side and buy my first blackberry (pearl).

i've been using thunderbird for years, and relatively happy with it, but i don't believe it will sync with a bb.

given i'll have to change email client, and that i really don't want to spend more time friggin around with software than it actually saves me, which email client works best with bb?

(looking at outlook or gmail, neither perfect).

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I sync my BB with Outlook for calendar, contacts and notes. I use Gmail which is pushed to my BB. You don't actually sync with your email program if you are using BIS. If you are on a corporate BES then everything gets sync'd both ways.
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Outlook is by far the most popular and probably the best of the ones that the BB interacts with. Plus one of the easiest to use.
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thanks to you both.

not sure what a BIS is, assume it's something to do with exchange server. i'm freelance and as such on my own.

i've since found out that i don't really need to sync, i can just set the bb to leave a copy on the server. not sure if that would be better for me but it's another option.

kinda having fun with outlook too!
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thanks to you both.

not sure what a BIS is, assume it's something to do with exchange server. i'm freelance and as such on my own.
BIS - Blackberry Internet Service, the conduit that allows your email to go from the server it is on to the BB.

If you are new to BBs, I suggest you read the FAQ as that will supply the answers to many of your questions.
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i am pretty sure that thunderbird will catch up to outlook and become the client of choice. the only thing that outlook has going for it is the business functionality. as long as it has that, i will use outlook for work. although...it's not even up to me what i use at work lol...it's up to the IT dept. but you get my drift.

i use thunderbird at home for my personal email accounts
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i am pretty sure that thunderbird will catch up to outlook and become the client of choice. the only thing that outlook has going for it is the business functionality. as long as it has that, i will use outlook for work. although...it's not even up to me what i use at work lol...it's up to the IT dept. but you get my drift.

i use thunderbird at home for my personal email accounts
I seriously doubt that T-bird will get to be much more than it is now, given that it has broken away from Mozilla.

I really like it, but with no integrated calendar and no real PDA sync capabilities, I use Outlook.
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