09/02/2009, 03:51 PM
Thanks for all the assistance guys!
After reading this it sounds like Google Apps Sync might be the way to go. But I have two questions.
1) How do I get the data (including old emails, contacts, folder structure, etc) from Outlook to Google?
2) When using Google Apps Sync will my desktop Outlook continue to use my local PST so that any changes are reflected both on Google's servers and on my computer?
I'm getting excited, for the first time ever I feel like I have an alternative to my Treo! No, I'm not excited I'm GIDDY
You can export a PST into a CSV? My PST is several gigabytes, I can't imagine this kind of conversion is going to go smoothly.
Originally Posted by jbg7474
I thought with Google Apps you just install the Outlook plugin and then your email is automatically synced. At least that's how they present it.
Is using Google Apps Sync going to require me to convert all my Outlook data and upload it? I see disaster written all over that.
First off, I don't have a gmail account. But even if I did, this doesn't solve the problem. I want my Pre to reflect what's in Outlook. All email processing happens in Outlook (and other installed applications that manipulate my PST). My objective is Desktop Outlook <=> Pre at all times. So anything I do on the Pre is reflected in Outlook and vice versa.
Originally Posted by ADGrant
IMO the desktop redirector was a life saver. I have grown to hate my Palm but I am in love with the desktop redirector. It's the only reason I've but up with my Treo(s) for as long as I have. As soon as I find an alternative I will be ditching my Palm. I don't know why you thought it was poorly cobbled together because I've been dependent on it for years.
Originally Posted by grandebob
I know I have to move the entire domain to use hosted exchange but if I have to pay based on storage, and pay per mailbox then it's going to be too expensive. Especially since there are several domains.
I don't believe pocketmirror allows for real time over-the-air syncing of email.
Originally Posted by mmcnamara43
On the Palm, Beyond Contacts was my favorite application for syncing calendar and contacts with Outlook. It did an incredible job of mimicking the layout and structure of Outlook on the Palm.
I think you are assuming I have a gmail account here. I have several email accounts across multiple domains. So I have desktop tools to sort all of this into my various email folders and deal with spam the same way across all domains.
Originally Posted by meballard
I just don't see how I'm going to be able to replicate all of this on a server. I'm happy with the way I'm doing things now. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing with a different phone, and I want to do this in the easiest/least disruptive manner.
I'm so dependent on the Seven desktop connector to Outlook and their support for the Treo is tenuous so even if I was happy with my Treo it would be a good idea to find an alternative before they pull the rug out from under me.