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Sync'ing my BB with my Thunderbird calendar and Contacts

by DerfX / March 3, 2011 3:35 PM PST

Hey all, If anyone ever figures out how to directly sync a Blackberry Curve to Thunderbird w/Lightning WITHOUT using Google, I will gladly pay money for the answer.

I am still not ready to put my contacts "on the cloud" because I don't think it is fair to everyone in my contact list to have their information exposed on the Internet where some hacker or even a tech can access their information.

Patiently waiting and have a great day!

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Sorry, a little more info might help
by DerfX / March 3, 2011 3:38 PM PST

I'm running Windows 7 - 64bit

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2011 12:26 PM PST

I know of only one other way. Sync it with Outlook then sync outlook with thunderbird (see google for how.)

I hear you, but RIM needs to answer this too.

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Too Cheap
by DerfX / March 5, 2011 8:59 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry.

I bought MS Office 2000 many moons ago and used it all the way up until I bought this new laptop with Windows 7/64bit. I haven't decided that I need to spend that much money again when OpenOffice works so well.

Hence, my use of Thunderbird. I really like Thunderbird but it really sucks not being able to sync my contacts and calendar without sharing them with the world. But "Thank You" for the reply.

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Just a link about BB software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2011 9:12 AM PST
In reply to: Too Cheap
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Thank You
by DerfX / March 7, 2011 8:28 AM PST

I'll check it out.

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Still too expensive
by DerfX / March 7, 2011 8:38 AM PST
In reply to: Thank You

Would you believe, wife works for a big insurance company and they gave her a link to download and install Office 2010 for ten bucks. Yep, $10.00

But I am so proud to have a computer with not one single byte of illegal software on it so I didn't copy it. Plus, it may not activate anyway and I don't want to get her in trouble either. It came with this really weird stipulation that if she ever quits, she has to delete it. I wonder how the heck they are going to enforce that.

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I have an idea
by DerfX / March 22, 2011 7:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Still too expensive

I don't think I would be breaking any copy-right laws ifIi synced my Blackberry to my wife's computer. She has a legal copy of Office 2010 and maybe I could create a special address book in it for me. Then sync my Blackberry to that and then sync my Thunderbird to her Outlook. Sounds good in therory anyway.

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Still not sure...
by DerfX / March 27, 2011 7:11 PM PDT

I haven't figured out a way to create a separate address book in my wife's Office 2010 Outlook. So I still don't know how I'm going to sync my Blackberry with the Thunderbird on my computer.

The calendar is one thing, that would be nice to sync but the real pain is my "Contacts". As time goes on, my contact lists keep getting additions, either to my Blackberry or my Thinderbird. And when my wife asks for and address, I end up having to search through both of them separately. Kind of a pain.

But I still don't want to upload all my contact info to the cloud as in Yahoo or Google. It's not that I need to hide anything but I just don't think it's right for "me" to share all my friend's contact info with the cloud that could eventually get hacked or accessed but those that my friends wouldn't appreciate.

I wish RIM would get it's act together and allow a sync to Thunderbird.

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