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rsw
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Bold sync with Yahoo

I have just switched from an 8310 to a Bold 9000.  The version of the desktop software that came with the 8310 wouldn't talk to the Bold, so I downloaded the latest from RIM (v4.6.0.12).  This talks to the Bold fine, however, I am no longer able to sync with Yahoo address book, notepad, and task list (for Calendar I use Google Sync).  The only option offered for import is ASCII.  Of course, you can generate a CSV file out of Yahoo, but the field names are all different and in a different order to those used by the Bold.  The resulting import is a mess.  I have tried using other export options with no success.

Does anyone know:
*  If an earlier version of the desktop software works with both Yahoo and the Bold?

*  Is there a tool around that transforms Yahoo exported data into a form digestible by Desktop 4.6.0.12, such as thrid party software? 

At the moment, I'm seeing the Bold as one giant leap backward for mankind.   Any advice appreciated.

rsw
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Re: Bold sync with Yahoo

Answering my own question:  you go back to v4.3, which supports Yahoo, after carefully deleting the newer version using the procedure given in the knowledge base.
Guru I
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Bold sync with Yahoo

Just FYI,

 

Desktop manager 4.6 does sync with Yahoo.

Here is the correct setup procedure:

 

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB15091&sliceId=SAL_Pub...

 

Thanks,

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rsw
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Re: Bold sync with Yahoo

Aha.  I was taking the lazy way out.  Many thanks, Bifocals.
Guru I
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
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Re: Bold sync with Yahoo

Your welcome!

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