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Sun 07 Nov 2004

Synching Entourage w/Spam Sieve & Thunderbird

Category : mac and the internet

I use a G4 dual 1GHz desktop at work with about more than 500GB attached to it, but am otherwise equipped with my own trusty but struggling 20GB hardisk iBook 600.

Entourage is the best mail/calendar/scheduler application out there and Spam Sieve diverts hundreds of spam email into a junk mail folder. I backup frequently but don't synchronise, instead I copy over the relevant files - Microsoft User Data and Office Projects in the Documents Folder, the Spam Sieve folder in Library> Application Support and its preferences in the Library> Preferences folder.

It's quite a tricky thing to coordinate when leaving the office in a hurry, but I've managed so far. I feel safe and I have encountered no problems this way. All the short cuts I had tried earlier were shaky.

If I'm too rushed to transfer but end up waiting at the bus stop within reach of the university wireless network, I fire up Thunderbird. Like Mom at Home says, its a far sight better than I stay away from Entourage in case mail get accidentally downloaded.

Thunderbird was just released at version 0.9. I hear version 1.0 will be released together with Firefox in a few days time. It is a real gift to the macintosh community.

And yes, like Mom at Home, I wonder why mail and browser preferences in the mac were placed into Mail and Safari. When Safari was crashing upon startup recently (some java error), I had no means of changing the default, until I figured out a work-around. Hope this changes in Tiger!

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