E-mail Client?

  morddwyd 08:14 06 Jan 2011

Simple and most basic question to most of you, but it means nothing to me.

I am trying (for the first time, I've never needed to do it before) to synch my smartphone to my pc.

However, I get the error message "There is no e-mail client. Please install an e-mail programme".

I have Yahoo and Google e-mail accounts and I'm running Win 7 64.

What do I need to do please?

  morddwyd 08:24 07 Jan 2011


I'll give it a whirl later in.

  morddwyd 07:19 09 Jan 2011

Well, tried Thunderbird, without success. Still can't synch.

Phone is an O2 Xda Zest, and I've also treied a couple of individual Dell Axim PDAs.

I've used three different computers, so there's obviously something about the way I have set things up which is causing the problem.

Anybody any ideas?

  morddwyd 06:39 10 Jan 2011

I'm using Mobile Device Centre, but it simply won't sync.

It connects, and I can move files, but it will not sync anything but "Favourites"

Everything else is greyed out.

  morddwyd 16:26 10 Jan 2011


I've installed Outlook and am still trying a workaround.

Unfortunately I'm running Office 2000 so my copy of Outlook is ten years old! I'm reluctant to buy a new copy of Office just to get my PIM synched!

On the other hand I'm also reluctant to try and transfer (I'm changing phones) about ten years worth of data one entry at a time!

  morddwyd 17:46 12 Jan 2011

Still no joy.

Now have Outlook fully installed, and can synch e-mail and files, but contacts, tasks and calendar are still greyed out.

Now absolutely stuck.

  morddwyd 19:52 12 Jan 2011

Thanks Woolwell.

I'll try doing a trawl for a freebie, otherwise it looks as though I'll be doing a manual transfer over the next few months!

  morddwyd 08:22 13 Jan 2011

Not just to transfer PIM details, but I'm also changing o/s from Windows to Android - that's what's increasing the difficulty.

Normally I would just transfer my SPB backup file to the new device.

SPB Backup is available for Android, but as yet I've not discovered a converter for the files.

My next thought would be to download a trial of Office 2010 and try using a newer version of Outlook.

Thanks for the continued suggestions.

  morddwyd 20:18 13 Jan 2011


I've bookmarked both and will give them a try.

I was not aware that I could sync a Windows account with a Google one.

I'll give it a try this weekend and post an update.

  morddwyd 07:37 14 Jan 2011

Update - SPB have just released "SPB Migrate" specifically for migrating between O/Ss.

I've tried it but I've got problems.

I have a support request in.

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