MailShadowG syncs Outlook data to Google and thus your G1

MailShadowG syncs Outlook data to Google and thus your G1

Summary: After checking out my T-Mobile G1 review and reading how I was looking for a way to get my Exchange information on my device, Clay sent me an email with a link to the press release announcing MailShadow for Google Apps or MailShadowG. I have been using the free Google Calendar Sync tool to keep my Outlook/Exchange account calendar and Google Calendar synced up, but it would be nice to have full email, contacts, and calendar synchronization capability.

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MailShadowG syncs Outlook data to Google and thus your G1After checking out my T-Mobile G1 review and reading how I was looking for a way to get my Exchange information on my device, Clay sent me an email with a link to the press release announcing MailShadow for Google Apps or MailShadowG. I have been using the free Google Calendar Sync tool to keep my Outlook/Exchange account calendar and Google Calendar synced up, but it would be nice to have full email, contacts, and calendar synchronization capability.

Make sure to read the user's guide since there are specific instructions regarding ports that must be open and setup of your Gmail account (IMAP forward must be enabled). You will also need to check with your IT department to get the settings on your server up and running. I signed up and installed the conduit, but have to check with my IT department to see if I can use it at work. You won't see anything different on your G1 since this tool is just syncing your Outlook/Exchange data to Google and then of course your Google info syncs to your G1.

You can sign up for a free 15-day trial of MailShadowG. If you want to continue using MailShadowG then you may want to take advantage of their special introductory price of US$29.95 for a 1 year subscription (offer ends 30 November). The regular price is US$49.95 per year.

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  • Now what?

    Android now has Outlook syncing that amounts to push email and according to another article the company will bring out a server side solution as well. On top of that the release of Flash for Android is at hand. What will the nay sayers say now?
    storm14k
    • A few things

      1. Enterprise: No native EAS support. This work-around
      would conflict with the document retention and email
      security policies at many, many Medium-Enterprise size
      companies.

      2. Average Consumer: No vertical integration to
      established content-delivery systems.

      3. Geek: Awesome. I love this thing. this app makes it even
      better. It can do everything. People that have an iPhone are
      noobs/sheep/fanbois, etc.

      So it's great for #3, and not as good as competition for #1
      and #2. Unfortunately, #1 and #2 make up a vast majority
      of the market.
      Gritztastic
  • RE: MailShadowG syncs Outlook data to Google and thus your G1

    I have been using CompanionLink from CompanionLink.com for years to synchronize between and ACT!, Outlook and handheld devices. One of their latest versions is also capable of synchronizing Contacts and Calendar events with Google calendars and devices like Android, iPhone, BlackBerry & Palm
    Lennart Johansson
    Zoft80.com
    Sweden
    zoft80