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Old 04-09-2007, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried using outlook, and all it tells me is that my MS exchange server in unavailable, and then shuts the program down. What other programs work with the BB 7510 as far as calander, contacts, etc.
Also, is there any way to sync with excel???
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using Outlook at work, or at home?

No, there is no way to sync the device with Excel....
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I don't really like Outlook myself...try Google Calendar with xxxxxxxxxxxxx sync program??
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Never really got outlook working, but i need to use a program that syncs with the 7510, that does not have to be online to work. so i need to have the same info @home, and on the phone, and all for work.... Why else would someone need a BB
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Outlook does not have to be "online" to work. Of the applications available, Outlook is the most seamless and easy to sync with. You made need some tech help at your business or home if you can't install and double-click to run Outlook.

Still though, there are other applications to sync your BB with... whichever you desire:
* Microsoft Outlook® 2000, Outlook 2002, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007
* Lotus Notes® 5.0.6 or later, 6.0, 6.5, 7.0
* ACT!® 4.0.2, 5.0 (2000), 6.0
* Lotus Organizer 6.1
* Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, 6.0
* Novell® GroupWise® 6.0.1, 6.5.4 or higher and 7.0
* ASCII Importer/Exporter
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i keep hearing that outlook is the easiest to use. any chance you know how to fix the Error Msg "your MS exchange server in unavailable" it would not be so bad if i was able to work offline, but that says its "unable to open my default e-mail folders". the program has not even finished configuring. i even tried uninstalling, restarting, and re-installing.... Any outlook pros out there??
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I personally have only used Outlook and it works great. Not sure what the pros are because I haven't compared it to other desktop email clients.
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If this is your home computer, when setting up a new account you have to select POP3. MS Exchange requires a live connection to an Exchange server.

If this is your work computer out of the office, talk to your IT folks to provide either cached mode, RPC over HTP or the ability to VPN into your corporate network.

In the future, please provide more information on your configuration.
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i keep hearing that outlook is the easiest to use. any chance you know how to fix the Error Msg "your MS exchange server in unavailable" it would not be so bad if i was able to work offline, but that says its "unable to open my default e-mail folders". the program has not even finished configuring. i even tried uninstalling, restarting, and re-installing.... Any outlook pros out there??
It sounds like you are trying to configure Outlook to "talk" to an Exchange server for e-mail. If you don't have an Exchange server, then don't do this. Do you use Outlook for e-mail at all?
If not, then don't configure any e-mail services with it.
I wouldn't touch Outlook if you paid me to, but surely there must be a way to use Outlook solely for PIM functions only.
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surely there must be a way to use Outlook solely for PIM functions only.
Yep, just don't configure the email in Outlook... very possible. Still, TheCaptain is going to have figure something out about his Outlook setup somehow to get it working... people are answering the questions here.

And you can work offline.
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Outlook works well you just need to know what you're doing... ;)

If you don't need Exchange email then make sure it's not set up to try to connect to an Exchange server.

Outlook is a bit bloated but it is very versatile and syncs seamlessly with the BB. You can check the Intellisync options to see what other apps you can sync to but I don't recall seeing many options last I checked.
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