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Old 12-15-2005, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Intellisync for MSN discontinued, am I screwed?

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Hey guys,

I've been visiting this site for a while, but this is my first post. I have a Blackberry 7230 with T-Mobile. I am also a MSN Premium customer.

This is how I used to function. When I was at home, I use my MSN software and make changes to my MSN Calendar. Then before leaving, I would use Intellisync for MSN to sychronize MSN with Outlook, and then I would use the Blackberry Desktop Manager to sync from Outlook to my Blackberry. When I got to work, I would use the Desktop Manager there to sync with Outlook at work and work on my Calendar there. It was a bit tedious, but it worked.

Yesterday, I got some bad news when trying to use Intellisync for MSN. It seems to have been discontinued. I contacted MSN Support and they confirmed it, saying to use Outlook Connector. The problem there, is that the Desktop Manager cannot "see" my Hotmail mailbox within Outlook, only the Personal Folders. So it looks like I'm screwed.

I did some searching, and I saw someone commenting about Link2Enchange, and I also saw someone else suggest going to Verizon or Cingular. I'll do whatever it takes, what I want to know is, will any of this resolve my issue? The reason I need to use MSN Calendar is that I am the Communications Director at my church, and we use the calendar sharing feature.

So that's what I want, to be able to somehow synchronize my Blackberry to MSN Calendar. If I have to pay for a BES subcription service, I have no problem with that.

Am I SOL?

Thanks for your time.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, Link2Exchange is a hosted Exchange service, which I don't think is going to help you. I wonder if there's some way to copy everything from the Hotmail box to the personal folders, possibly by exporting? This sounds even more tedious, but there might be something there.
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Thank you for the reply. I'll look into it. I did see something like that on the BlackBerry support page, but I didn't understand the part about creating a new MAPI profile. The Microsoft Knowledgebase Article doesn't tell me what parameters to put in, and I certainly don't know what Incoming/Outgoing servers it uses.

I would love to go to BES, something I've never used, but I don't know if it can do all the things I can do in MSN.
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It doesn't look like anything was going to change soon, so I went with the Treo 700w with Verizon Wireless. I love it! It synchronizes beautifully with MSN, plus with MSN Pocket, I can configure it to monitor my Hotmail account.

It's been nice participating in the BlackBerry experience. Wish you all the best.
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