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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by mfoodie, Mar 31, 2010.

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    Hello there great Droid folks,
    I have done oodles of research on this site and others but I'm still not coming up with an answer to my question. I'd like to get the Droid (have a BB Tour now) but:

    - I need to sync Outlook 2003 for calendar and contacts on the Droid
    - I do not want to put my info up in "the cloud" and have it stored w/Google
    - I don't use Microsoft Exchange
    - I have a domain name and not sure if I can retrieve and send emails via my domain.

    I love the vocal GPS of Droid and the touch screen and the overall screen view. The BB screen is small - but email and sync to Outlook is great.

    Maybe the Droid is not for me but would appreciate any comments per my list above.
    Thanks, MFoodie
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    Corinacakes Super Moderator Theme Developer

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    :welcome: to the forum mfoodie! i know nothing about any of that but here's a :bump: for ya :D good luck
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    Good morning. there sure is a wealth of information here, and sometimes it is easier to just ask:)
    For Syncing your email and calendar: check out this website for a product that does a great job of syncing your info: Sync CRM/PIM data with phones, desktop software, and web-based services -- CompanionLink but you aren't using exchange so maybe this works too?
    Getting started with Google Calendar Sync - Google Calendar Help except you don't want your info in the cloud:(

    There are settings on the phone that control syncing. It appears if you turn that off you can keep your contacts local on the phone. You'll want a more positive answer for this one than I have for you though. This may prevent your calendar from syncing too if you go that route.

    Here is a review of a mail app, called K9, that will shed more light on email syncing with your non-Google email:
    K9 Mail Android App Review by AndroidTapp.com | Android Tapp. Android App Reviews
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    Thank you everyone for your replies! I just called Companion Link and YES, they do have the software to do the trick! Only downfall - currently, you cannot send invites on your calendar. I use that for my meetings with friends and clients. They said, however, this is coming soon as an update in about a month.
    Y'all are great! Thanks again.