Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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While experimenting with Mozilla Thunderbird as a potential replacement email client (and finding that despite being able to integrate with Windows Contacts if you know which super-secret options to enable, it only supports two email addresses per contact - so it's also useless), I discovered that Hotmail accounts are now accessible over IMAP. This means that I can once again get Outlook Express to speak to my Hotmail account, and so if I want use that program for all my email accounts.

I've also found out that it's possible to use Bluetooth from within XP Mode, by letting the VM control the Bluetooth dongle, though this leads to the somewhat absurd situation of having to plug a second dongle in so that the real Windows 7 install can also use Bluetooth. This means that I can run the Nokia PC Suite software inside the VM, and so get it to sync my phone's contacts with the address book used by Outlook Express. This is part of the reason why I'm trying to find an email client that can actually integrate with Windows Contacts (as opposed to merely importing them) - the other main reason is Windows Contacts actually stores more information than almost every other contact database I've found so far.

The XP Mode approach is looking more and more practical...

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