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Old 06-05-2008, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Still waiting to get my 8310, meanwhile I'm trying to learn as much as possible without having a manual in front of me.

I read in the FAQ section that the latest BB OS doesn't support Outlook 2000, does the BB OS have its' own synching program? I use Outlook Express as my primary mail client, but I don't want to use it for synching to my Blackberry 'cause every contact I have is in Outlook Express, and I want to keep my Blackberry contacts seperate. I also don't want to put out the money to Microsoft to upgrade to a newer version of Outlook. Can I maybe create a seperate address book in Outlook Express to use just for synching my Blackberry, or is there some free contact program that I can use for synching?

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I don't believe it has anything to do with the BB OS. It does have to do with the Desktop Manager that you run on your computer. I use Outlook 2000 and do as suggested in the FAQ:

Downgrade your Desktop Manager to Version 4.2, Service Pack 2

I believe many people say they have problems with Desktop Manager 4.3 anyway.

And here is a link for the user manual in pdf format:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliver...b8130_cdma.pdf

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I don't believe it has anything to do with the BB OS. It does have to do with the Desktop Manager that you run on your computer. I use Outlook 2000 and do as suggested in the FAQ:

Downgrade your Desktop Manager to Version 4.2, Service Pack 2

I believe many people say they have problems with Desktop Manager 4.3 anyway.

And here is a link for the user manual in pdf format:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/deliver...b8130_cdma.pdf

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Thanks Wanda,

What will I be missing if I downgrade to 4.2, anything important or cool? I'll go take a look at the PDF.

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Thanks Wanda,

What will I be missing if I downgrade to 4.2, anything important or cool? I'll go take a look at the PDF.

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I can't answer that one, since I have always wanted to sync with Outlook 2000, I have never tried the newer Desktop Manager.

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I can't answer that one, since I have always wanted to sync with Outlook 2000, I have never tried the newer Desktop Manager.

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If you guys actually use Outlook I would suggest that you at least look at Outlook 2003. It is visually more appealing, things are laid out in a more coherent fashion and IMAP works better for me. I don't get the random crashes while doing routine tasks any more either.

Above that, when you look at web services like Google Calendar and others they work with 2003 and newer. It might be worth a sniff if Outlook is something that you use every day.

I saw 2003 on several eBay stores from highly rated sellers in the $30-40 range only a few days ago. As time goes on, more services will sync with Outlook 2003 or newer and at some point new BlackBerries will need something newer than DTM 4.2.
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I saw 2003 on several eBay stores from highly rated sellers in the $30-40 range only a few days ago. As time goes on, more services will sync with Outlook 2003 or newer and at some point new BlackBerries will need something newer than DTM 4.2.
Can you post a link? I looked on ebay and the best I could find (BIN) was an average of $89, I did find one Outlook 2002 for $30, but that's the best I could find.

Another question I have is if I use Yahoo Mail to synchronize, will I be able to control what gets synched? All that I'll want to synch is my contacts, I don't want to synchronize any emails.

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Can you post a link? I looked on ebay and the best I could find (BIN) was an average of $89, I did find one Outlook 2002 for $30, but that's the best I could find.

Another question I have is if I use Yahoo Mail to synchronize, will I be able to control what gets synched? All that I'll want to synch is my contacts, I don't want to synchronize any emails.

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I don't have a link. I was looking for someone else that just broke down and bought Outlook 2007 at Staples. If 2003 is going for $89 you are better off going the extra $20 for 2007.

Outlook 2002 and Outlook 2000 both are a no go as they are essential the exact same product with different labels. 2002 was a big bug fix release so don't go that way.

On the Yahoo thing, idunno. I am a Google user myself and have zero experience with Yahoo. Maybe someone else can help you with that.
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