Migrating from Outlook/ActiveSync to Lightning/BirdieSync

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Migrating from Outlook/ActiveSync to Lightning/BirdieSync

Post by bmelloni » Tue May 27, 2008 10:40 pm

I used to use Outlook with my company's Exchange server, and ActiveSync to locally sync my WindowsMobile phone to my PC.

I have (mostly) switched to Thunderbird/Lightning to connect to Exchange (mostly - because due to known Lightning bugs I still have to create appointments in Outlook - hopefully fixed in 0.9). Since my "live" calendar entries are now reside in Lightning, I am considering switching to BirdieSync to keep my phone's calendar synchronized.

I suspect that before following the BirdieSync install procedure I have to "disassociate Outlook from my phone". Is this correct? And if so, how do I do it?


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Re: Migrating from Outlook/ActiveSync to Lightning/BirdieSync

Post by Birdy » Thu May 29, 2008 10:55 pm


If you used to synchronize with Outlook on the same machine where you synchronize with Thunderbird/Lightning/Sunbird, it is recommended to stop synchronizing with Outlook to avoid potential unresolved items. But some users prefer to still synchronize with Outlook, in which case there is an option in BirdieSync options to stop checking that the Outlook synchronization is not selected.

To stop the synchronization with Outlook, you must unselect "contacts, calendar, tasks and e-mails" in ActiveSync/Windows Mobile Device options. Note that under Windows Mobile 6, it will delete your items on the mobile device. So it is highly recommended to do a backup of your PIM data with a tool like PPCPimBackup.

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