I'm new to android (and sense) so be patient with me here. This will probably sound strand to everyone on here since this is apparently the opposite of the functionallity everyone else seems to want but ... I desperately DO NOT want my phone to sync contacts with gmail. Yes I want to read my gmail, but I don't use the gmail calander, and my gmail contacts is full of crap from ever random moron and vender I have contacted for the last 5 years and I don't want that on my phone. In fact I would prefer to just have gmail behave a traditional imap e-mail account rather than the integrated thing it is, but I've discover once it's set up you can't remove the primary gmail account. I have a bunch of outlook contacts I do want to import (any help with this would be appreciated as well) but I wanted to remove all the gmail contacts first, and prevent the phone from communicating further contacts with gmail. To be clear I don't want to actually delete my online gmail contacts, I just want the phone to ignore them entirely. I have already tried a couple things: I have already gone to settings/accounts&sync/google and unchecked the "Sync Calendar" and "Sync contacts" box. I then went to settings/applications/manage applications/contacts storage and hit the clear data button. As soon as I do this the little circular sync arrows icon appear at the top of the screen and the contacts get redownload, despite the "sync contacts" option being unchecked. In fact, if I'm quick enough, I can back out and into the google sync settings and watch the little sync icon spinning next too the "Sync contacts" option (again despite the fact the box is unchecked) and the sync time updates to the current time as it downloads the damn contacts again. What gives? I could really use some help with this one.