Migrating from Thunderbird to Office Outlook 2003

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  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    I need to migrate back to Outlook from Thunderbird so I can use this spiffy new BlackBerry I got. I know when you first get Thunderbird it was an easy transition, but Outlook doesnt appear to have such an option. I did find a way to import stuff into Outlook from an excel file, but no way to archive everything from Thunderbird

    Unless theres a way to use my Blackberry with Thunderbird, that would be great
     
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    yeah, i found that too, I was just wondering if there was anything I hadnt seen
     
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    What are you trying to sync between your Blackberry and your computer? If it's just email, you can set both devices to leave messages on the server unless you specifically delete them. Or, if you have an IMAP/MSExchange email account, you don't have to worry about that at all -- your emails will be available from any device automatically.

    If you're trying to sync calendar entries, it gets harder, because Thunderbird doesn't have a built-in calendar, but it's still possible to do.
     
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    no, just email
     
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    if its just email you can use BIS integration Blackberry Internet Service, ask your cellular provider for more info.com
     
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    What kind of email account do you have? POP3 or IMAP or MSExchange?
     
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    well, with Thunderbird I'd assume it's not Exchange :mamoru:
     
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    Thunderbird can interface with Exchange. I'm using it right now at work.
     
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    quite possibly the most retarded thing ever.
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Not in the least. I don't have the synchronization issues that are endemic with Outlook, I have a self-learning Junk Mail filter to snag the occasional piece of spam that makes its way through the Exchange server (to say nothing of generic emails sent to everyone in the company that routinely have nothing useful to say, like "remember to sign your timesheets by Friday"), I don't use as much of my workstation's resources just running my email app, and I can enhance the client whenever I need to by installing XPI plugins. Hell, my boss and his boss were so impressed with how easy Thunderbird is to use that they switched too. Interestingly, their computers run a good bit faster now, especially right after bootup.
     

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