On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:47:03 -0400, "Don Cohen"
>I have a new Vista 64-bit Desktop, and an older XP Home Laptop, and need to
>figure out a solution to maintain email and address
>book in synch on both systems. Previously, my Desktop was XP Home as well,
>and I used Outlook Express on both, doing a periodic copy of the .dbx and
>.wab files to keep the Laptop updated. With the new Vista Desktop, that's
>no longer an option.
>One alternative is to switch to a new email client that is compatible with
>both. Windows Live Mail has been suggested, but as I've researched this
>topic, Mozilla Thunderbird also seems to deserve consideration.
Up until about a week ago I used Outlook 2003 on both my notebook and
my desktop and moved .PST files back and forth to keep things in
For whatever reason, I decided to take a look at WLM. Liked it. Put
it on both machines. NO SWAPPING needed for me.
I have my desktop WLM setup to delete files from the server
mmediately. I have my notebook set to leave them ON the server unless
I delete them. That way my desktop can be the "master" and not lose
It takes some digging to find all the settings, but once you have your
desktop all set the way you want it, then install and setup your
To get your accounts into the notebook: EXPORT (File - Export) them
from your desktop in IAF format (I think that's what it was) and then
import them into the notebook (Tools - Accounts) - neat and clean,
If you have a lot of stored/archived email, that can be imported into
WLM as well (it could from Outlook 2003 anyway).
I just plain don't like Thunderbird.
>I don't want to start a war here, as I imagine many people have strong
>feelings, but is there any consensus on the relative strengths and
>weaknesses of WLM vs. Mozilla Thunderbird?
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