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mlefty8
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-04-2008
My Device: Blackberry Curve for Sprint

Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

Hey all, I've spent hours on this, so I'm hoping someone can help.  I have the Sprint Blackberry Curve, and my laptop O/S is Windows Vista.  I'm trying to figure out how (if i can?) to sync my email using the Thunderbird or Outlook 2007 desktop applications and my Curve.  Right now I have gmail being sent to either Thunderbird (preferable) or Outlook 07, but I want to be able to reconcile my email on the Curve with the desktop application, not the gmail website.  Is this possible?  It was easy to do for calendar/contacts.  This is personal email, so I do not have access to an enterprise server.

 

Thank you!

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,379
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z10 10.1.0.2312 / Playbook 2.1 / 8900 5.0
My Carrier: Vodafone France (SFR) & B&You

Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

Mozilla Thunderbird is today not compatible with any reconciliation system (email or address book).

  • If you use Sunbird/Lightning with Google Calendar, you can synchronize your google calendar with your blackberry calendar.
  • If you use Google Mail in Thunderbird (for instance with imap), you can install GMail for Blackberry.
  • You can also configure BIS to synchronize your GMail account with your blackberry messages.



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ez-b
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Registered: ‎08-21-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

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You can do it, but it will cost you a few dollars. Go to http://www.mobical.net and sign up for a free account. It's a full-fledged online PIM, but you can just use the address book if you like. Funambol has a free Thunderbird sync tool that works like a charm, which you can get from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=149326&use_mirror=osdn&filename=Funambol-Pim-Plugin-win32-v0.4.5.xpi&53502710. Set it up using the info at  https://www.mobical.net/mobical/application/MobicalApplication.html#gwt-faq. Once you've synced your Thunderbird contacts to Mobical, get either the Funambol or Nexthaus SuncML plug-in for your Blackberry, and set it up to sync with Mobical as well. You can get a free trial, after which you have to shell out ~$30 US to buy the plug-in. You can now sync contacts between your BB and Mobical (and other PIM info too if you like).. With the Nexthuas client, you can set up an auto-sync for, say, every 15 minutes (maybe with funambol too, i don't know). So now, you have your Blackberry contacts (+ maybe other data) being wirelessly synced with Mobical every 15 minutes. When you run Thunderbird, you now nice have a nice sync button on your toolbar that you can press whenever you want to  sync Thunderbird and vice-versa.

 

Enjoy!

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Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

there is another discussion about Thunderbird too :
http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=BlackBerryDesktopSoftware&message.id=...



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ez-b
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Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

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Update to my earlier post....

 

Even though mobical has a nicer UI, I have decided to use www.memotoo.com instead because not all fields were syncing correctly between Thunderbird and mobical (e.g., mobile number).

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mlefty8
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Registered: ‎08-04-2008
My Device: Blackberry Curve for Sprint

Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

Thanks for your feedback thus far.  I have tried looking at some of the suggestions, but do any of these sync Thunderbird email?  That is what I could not figure out.  Also, using Desktop Manager and Outlook 2007 with a Vista O/S, I cannot even select sync email...thanks again for any help you can provide.
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Bifocals
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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Email sync with Thunderbird or Outlook 2007

mlefty8 wrote "Also, using Desktop Manager and Outlook 2007 with a Vista O/S, I cannot even select sync email...thanks again for any help you can provide. "

 

Desktop manager will not sync email with any version of Outlook.

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