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Syncing Nokia Phone + Yahoo PIM + iSync

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In his latest infinite-loop entry, Om Malik tells us how he managed to sync his Nokia Phone with Yahoo and iSync. Yahoo doesn’t provide facilities for synchronizing your Mac to their service. They use Intellisync, and that’s Windows-only, as far as i can tell. Om is basically using his phone to “bridge” Yahoo and Mac. He’s having issues with tasks lists, and recommends backing-up your stuff.

For those who consider switching to Mac, and have a lot of information trapped in Yahoo, I wrote this little tip on transferring addresses from Yahoo to the Mac OS X Address Book, a long time ago back in Jaguar-land. I haven’t tried it since then, but I’d wager that by now, Address can import Yahoo-generated LDIF data just fine, so you wouldn’t have to go through the extra Mozilla step. And even back then in my case, I likely had some issue with a control character in one or several of my entries.

2 Responses to “Syncing Nokia Phone + Yahoo PIM + iSync”

  1. i tried this:

    i synced my phone (n70) via bluetooth with my powerbook. then i downloaded the yahoo go! client for series60, providing online synchronisation between phone and the yahoo-services. sync again and you have all information everywhere.

    uhm, irritating messages like “allow sync with modifying 589 ical entries” make me nervous, so this is not the perfect way – but the initial sync put everything from mac to phone and back.