02-03-2012 08:55 AM
I am a long time ACT user and currently use Outlook & have been using handheld contact with a Blackberry for at least 4 years now. I have my computer at work with outlook on there and it pulls my e-mails from a pop3 account. My e-mail host does not like it when I leave the e-mails on the server so I delete them right away from the server. With the blackberry they are forwarded to the blackberry account and then picked off by the blackberry.
I finally got tired of the crappy UI especially for internet and media on the BB so I broke down and got an android device. Unfortunately I am locked into T-Moble and have more than just a small issue changing carriers. Otherwise I probably would have bought an i-phone given the fact that handheld contact supports i-phone, Just this week Handheld contact released a beta version for android so I am going to give it a go.
My issue is that when I am away from my desk and I am replying to e-mails etc and I get back to my desk, outlook has all these e-mails that I have to go through and delete or sort away or what ever. Furthermore my reply's do not show up in outlook unless I BCC myself so that is what I have been doing. The problem is it creates a lot of work when I get back to my office in Outlook.
I was reading about IMAP vs pop3 vs Gmail and I got to thinking. There has to be a better way to do this. How do you all do it? Who has found a way to make this work well and how do you do it?
Thanks in advance!
02-03-2012 01:55 PM
Hi epalarnb -
Managing data is a daunting task today, especially using a BB. Here's what I do regarding ACT and eMail.
First, I don't sync anything. About once a month I delete all my contacts in Outlook and then import the contacts from ACT. (I have a field that has the word "Outlook" in it.)
Second, I hve set up eMail to be iMAP instead of Pop3 for my Gmail and Charter account. My company uses Exchange, so I also have that.
Third, I added an add-on program called eMailConnectPro. That does a great job of managing the inbox, outbox, and deleted eMails in Outlook.
I make no effort to manage ACT and eMail from the BB.
Just a couple of thoughs to consider. Have a great weekend.