Solved

Syncing XDA with Mac Outlook 2001

Posted on 2004-09-30
3
514 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi all,
Does anyone know a way of syncing a XDA2 with Mac Outlook 2001?

Oly
0
Comment
Question by:SynsealIT
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Duffy earned 20 total points
ID: 12198587
The short answer is no.

But if you want to know of a working alternative, read on. If your user is running Outlook 2001 two things are obvious - they have an Exchange-based email account and they're running OS 9 (or Classic through OS X).

As far as I know it was never possible to sync any handheld device with Outlook 2001 which, if I'm to be brutally honest, was a complete turkey of a program. In fact I'll stick my neck out and say it's actually impossible to sync any Pocket PC device with Mac OS 9 (even though it's never been much of a problem with Palm-based devices).

There is a solution but it's not simple and it's not free. Pocket PC devices can sync with a Mac but only through OS X. If you're already running this, that's half the battle won. The second part is to have an email client which:

a) works with an Exchange account and
b) will synchronise with the XDA.

The solution is Entourage, which is a much better program than Mac Outlook ever was. So if you don't have Entourage (part of the Mac Office suite) you'll need to buy that too. And in order to get the XDA and Entourage talking, you'll need a third-party program called PocketMac. The site below offers a huge amount of information on syncing a Mac and a Pocket PC and has links to the PocketMac website:

http://www.pdantic.com/reviews/macs2ppcs.htm

I hope this helps.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Apple's Mac OS X has become an official member of the malware club. The Flashback Trojan has affected over half million Macs, worldwide. It is behavior that ultimately gets malware onto a person’s computer. Obsolete or out-of-date software helps…
Thanks to luck and dedication (hitting refresh every 5 seconds when the pre-orders were going live at midnight on April 10th) I managed to actually receive an Apple Watch on release day, April 24th. Which means I’ve been using it daily for just ov…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question