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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by givepraise, May 21, 2011.

  1. givepraise

    givepraise Lurker
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    Hi Folks,

    Syncing corp email to my device and am using 2 products to sync personal stand-alone outlook to the device - consolidated calendar is great! I am a newbie to Android (love it! - 3 days in), so I am still trying to understand stuff and work out the kinks...

    So here is my question. I do *not* ever want to sync my personal calendar to a cloud anywhere... If you also sync from a stand-alone Outlook w/o going through a cloud, what email account are you using on your device so that the data never syncs online? I used my gmail account, but then turned on sync by accident while trying to get the additional software to work for stand-alone outlook, but then everything sync'd to gmail and I had to go and delete it all.

    Any and all constructive suggestions/ideas will be welcomed!

    Thanks, Verna

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  2. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    I use MyPhoneExplorer to sync local Outlook calendar/contacts with my Desire HD. Email is different as you can set the email client up to download from any pop3/imap email server.

  3. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    +1 for MyPhoneExplorer PC Suite.

    Brilliant piece of kit that sync's handset to PC.

    Contacts, Calendar, SMS, Files, call logs

    You can download it for free from here:-

    FJ Software Development

    Hope this helps. :D

    (You will also need to download MyPhoneExplorer app to your handset, free from the Market)
  4. givepraise

    givepraise Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks all!

    I know what I did wrong. Before buying the new phone yesterday, had worked with a tablet (XOOM) to do a proof of concept re: the Outlook sync issues. Because MyPhoneExp really expects a *phone* it did not give the "Phone" and "PC" options on the tablet. When I tried the full sync of the phone to PC, those options apperared and it worked like a charm! LOVE THIS!


  5. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Glad you managed to sort it out Verna. :D
  6. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast

    I tried MPE a while back and had to go back to HTC Sync, because it didn't handle many of my Outlook's repeating events, such as the second Sunday of the month. It has some neat features, like viewing your phone screen on the monitor like MyMobiler for WM. Has that been fixed?
  7. givepraise

    givepraise Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I haven't tried anything too complex yet - my repeating events are pretty clean - 3 days in a row of 'X'. Will definitely let you know down the line. This is just day 2 for me with the phone. After reading all the web reports of sync nightmares to Outlook, I just had to pick something, dive in, and try to deal with it. We shall see...

    I have been a die-hard PalmOS user for years, and even with that there were sometimes (big) sync glitches. Right now my plan is to backup my (huge) Outlook file before each sync. I only sync like once every week or so anyway, but when I do it I need it not clobber what is already there.


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