From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 19 2004 - 17:42:33 CST
From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On the contrary, it is your mobile sync software which is "of no use if
> communication with the outside world is required", if it doesn't support
> standards-conformant mail clients like Thunderbird, but only communicates
> in non-standardised ways with the products of a single company.
Note that some PDAs come bundled with a synchronization software for PC that
supports only Outlook (not even Outlook Express), and with a CDROM and
licence to install Outlook (Toshiba PDAs for example, running on Windows
The synchronization uses Microsoft ActiveSync, which uses its native support
for Outlook local folders only (does not work if you have something else
than a standard POP3 account configured or a private Exchance account,
because it won't synchronize other types of Outlook folders like HTTP on MSN
or Hotmail... despite it's also a Microsoft product).
And there's nothing for Mac users.
Well you're free to buy other PDAs, or to buy and install other
synchronization software for your PDA. Synchronization still lacks good
standards, like instant messaging and chat, or management of personnal
calendars or contact lists...
May be there's something in Sun's Open-Office that can connect you to
Windows CE PDAs or other types of PDAs?
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