How do I sync my new Motorola Atrix4G and OUtlook 2007Support


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  1. Mafuta

    Mafuta New Member

    How do I sync my new Motorola Atrix4G and OUtlook 2007.
    I don't care if the sync is via USB or wireless but it needs to sync Outlook Mail, Calendar, Note and Contacts
    I'm a little disillusioned after switching from a Blackberry to Android and not finding what I would have taken as a given, and that is an included app to sync to outlook which has to be the most widely used application of it's kind.
    I want to sync to me desktop(Not exchange, Google etc)
    Any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks
    Russell

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  2. BobPaul

    BobPaul Well-Known Member

    I emailed myself a vCard file, clicked on it in the web interface of my email, Squirrelmail, and the phone proceeded to import the contacts.

    Alternatively check out the Moto Phone Portal it is very very cool. I found this after I had already imported them via email.

    My biggest complaint is that some of my contacts have M's on the end that was evidently put there by my old phone when it exported. It put M's on the end of contacts
    that were in memory versus being in the SIM.

    I do have a problem with the file browser of the Moto Phone Portal and that is that it
    requires Internet Explorer. Which means I need to use a Windows machine which is a drag. That plus what goober thought it was a good idea to REQUIRE a specific browser for anything? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
  3. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye VIP Member

    Welcome to the forum, we are very glad you came by.

    I know it sucks, but I found this article to be helpful:
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  4. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Moto Phone Portal (via browser access, initiate from phone), or Moto Phone Tools should work. At most, you may have to install some USB drivers from Moto site's Support page.
  5. jimbush3

    jimbush3 Member

    I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to sync to exchange for this but I was able to use Corporate Sync that comes standard on the Atrix, input my Outlook Web Authentication information and have access to my Outlook calendar, contacts and emails on my phone now.
  6. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Possibly because Outlook is not always used to connect to "Corporate Exchange Servers". I manage all my POP3 accounts via Outlook (Comcast, Hotmail, Verizon, etc.).
  7. charniw

    charniw New Member

    I too have been disappointed with the lack of support for syncing with Outlook. I use a separate PST file to manage my Contacts (and a few other things). This file can easily be moved between computers giving me the same contact list everywhere (without having to expose to Google, etc).

    So I almost gave up, but then stumbled over MyPhoneExplorer. Now, I have only used this for Contacts since I sync my calendar via Exchange. MyPhoneExplorer is a very simple application that does what I want - allows me to sync my Outlook contacts to the Atrix. It allows the selection of the outlook folder to sync with - a must, as many applications like this will only sync to the default folder and I don't use the default. It also syncs the picture/image which is what I wanted. So far so good.

    The only issue I found so far is a lack of support for Categories or groups. MyPhoneExplorer is supposed to pick this up in an upcoming release. but there is an issue with the Atrix Contact manager. It doesn't appear to use the same groups as outlook and only shows Google groups (I guess). I really want to replace this application, mainly because of this issue. I downloaded an app called Contact Group Manager and it does seem to find and manage to the Outlook Categories/Groups. I would like to replace the built in Contact Manager on the Atrix with this one.

    Hope this helps.
  8. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

    Wait. People use Outlook at home?? :p
  9. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Its all about "CYA", by documenting, and archiving/restoring mail from old job.
    ;)

    That, and its so much easier to manage numerous messages and accounts.
  10. rthomas10

    rthomas10 Active Member

    google sync now works with my outlook and google calendar! Hooray.

    It is at the bottom of your google calendar page! syncs the google calendar with outlook calendar. Leaves gmail alone. Yay.
    Makes me happy now I can edit one calendar and not have to worry about keeping my google calendar open on my desktop all the tiime.
  11. WP925

    WP925 New Member

    Check out www.Plaxo.com
    Free Program for outlook w/ premium pay features.
    Download app for any version of Outlook and then go back to the plaxo website and set up your sync with your gmail account.

    I have used Plaxo for years and I didn't even realize that my droid updated my contacts automaticaly once I set up my gmail account on my phone.

    VERY EASY and one of the nice features on the pay version is a contacts deduplicator.

    Oh yeah by the way it has been solid for me so far.
  12. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Well-Known Member

    You no longer need 3rd party software as many people suggested above.


    You can automatically (or manually) synchronize Outlook (or Windows Live Mail) email, contacts, and calendar with your Android device, as long as you have a Hotmail, MSN Mail, or Live email account. Just add it to the standard Android email app. Instructions are here.


    Caveats:
    Any contact or calendar items will have to be on your Hotmail/MSN/Live account and will not be synchronized with Gmail (which is arguably a good thing) or be searchable with Google Voice Search (which is not a good thing since it works better than the built in voice dialer) but you can still use those contacts to make phone calls, send emails (from whatever account you choose), navigate, etc.

    You need to keep your Outlook contacts and calendar events on a Hotmail/MSN/Live account in Outlook. Also, subfolders for email are allowed, but subfolders for Calendar and Contacts are not.

    Somebody above suggested a 3rd party app called MyPhoneExplorer. Beware of MyPhoneExplorer because it can't handle all Outlook contact fields (like job title, phone 2, etc.) and consequently it will ruin your Outlook database if you synchronize the truncated data back to your PC!!! But again, there is no longer any need for 3rd party synchronization software.
  13. kimhuff

    kimhuff Member

    Yes, people use Outlook at home... especially those people that work from home.

    I am incredibly frustrated that I have no way to sync my contacts, calendar and notes with my supposedly sophisticated android phone. I actually have the Motorola Photon 4g, but believe me we are in the same boat as everyone else that uses an Android phone.

    I have looked at a few of the 3-party options like CompanionLink and VCOrganizer Pro. The first one made me use their version of a contacts/calendar app and the second one wouldnt work.

    What is the deal with syncing with Outlook. Is Google really that adamant about us using Gmail or is it because Microsoft wont let them unless Google pays them a piece of the pie. Either way, it's the end-user that loses.

    Kim
  14. kimhuff

    kimhuff Member

    Can you give more details. I opened my gmail calendar and I do not see anything there about outlook calendar.

    Kim
  15. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Well-Known Member

  16. mteselman

    mteselman New Member

    Hi,

    I have the same situation , I recommend to purchase Missing Sync for usd 39.95 and you can sync by bluetooth or wifi, all your information without problems.
    Rgds
    Marcelo
  17. hunny28

    hunny28 Member

    Hi guys,

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    The main aim is to synchronize contacts and calendars via bluetooth. No need to pass all the important and private information through the cloud any more or carry a usb cable all the time. This was our motivation to develop this app.

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