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Hotsync your Mac Eudora Address Book

Document ID: 2293HQ

ISSUE:

How can I synchronize my Eudora Address Book with my Palm handheld?


SOLUTION:

Make sure you download the appropriate Conduit below:

Requirements (OS X):

  1. Palm Hotsync (4) software http://www.palm.com/support/macintosh.

  2. Eudora Address Book Conduit 1.1

  3. Eudora 5.1 or higher


Requirements (OS 9):

  1. Palm Hotsync (2.6) software http://www.palm.com/support/macintosh.

  2. Eudora Address Book Conduit 1.0

  3. Eudora 5.1 or higher


Setup:

  1. Locate your Palm application folder and your Eudora ABConduit folder, locate the Eudora Address Conduit and move it to the root level of the Palm applications folder.

  2. Then, in the Palm applications folder, find the Conduits folder. Open the Conduits folder and move the Address conduit to the root level of the Palm applications folder. Then move the Eudora Address Conduit into the Conduits folder, close all windows and HotSync. To return to normal syncing mode, reverse the process and replace the Eudora Address Conduit with the original Palm Address conduit.

Note: The Eudora Address Book Conduit is designed to replace the Address Conduit included with the PalmSync software. Due to limitations in the Palm Conduit APIs, there is no supported way to synchronize both your Palm Desktop Software and the Eudora Address Book.


Configure the conduit

In most cases, you can simply launch the instance of Eudora you would like the conduit to sync with, and press the HotSync button on your cradle. The conduit will automatically configure itself to sync with the running copy of Eudora and start. If you need to change which copy of Eudora the conduit should sync your Palm with, or change any of the sync options, you can access the conduit settings screen from the Conduit Settings item in the Palm Desktop Software menu. When you double-click the Eudora Address Book Conduit in the Palm Desktop's Conduit Settings dialog, the following settings dialog is displayed:

The radio buttons may be used to determine what kind of synchronization will be done the next time a HotSync is performed

The radio buttons may be used to determine what kind of synchronization will be done the next time a HotSync is performed:

    Synchronize the files will synchronize contacts on your Mac and Handheld device.

    Macintosh overwrites handheld will cause all of the contacts on the handheld to be replaced with the contacts in Eudora.

    Handheld overwrites Macintosh will replace all of your contacts in Eudora with data from your Handheld.

    Do Nothing disables the conduit completely.

The Make Default button makes the currently selected HotSync action the default action. That is, it causes whatever action is selected to be performed each time you do a HotSync.

The settings file selection button allows you to locate a certain Eudora settings file you would like the conduit to synchronize with. This button is useful if you need to change which instance of Eudora the conduit syncs with.

Checking the Synchronize all address book files checkbox will tell the conduit to synchronize all of your address books files in Eudora, and not just the Eudora Nickname files. By default, only your Eudora Nicknames file is synchronized. When synchronizing all Address Book files, all contacts are saved to the Palm. New contacts added from the Palm are synced to your main Eudora Nicknames file.

Hit the More Settings buttons to access some of the more esoteric conduit settings:

Hit the More Settings buttons to access some of the more esoteric conduit settings

Checking the Do Nothing if Eudora isn't already running checkbox will prevent the conduit from synchronizing the address book during a HotSync operation unless Eudora is already open and running. This is useful if you'd like to limit address book synchronization to those times where Eudora is already up and running.

The radio buttons can be used to tell the conduit where to store the Eudora Nickname field when copying contacts from Eudora to the handheld. The Address database on the Palm does not include a nickname field. By default, the conduit will store the Eudora nickname in the first available custom field in a new palm record, or use the note field if all customs are filled. You can tell the conduit to attempt to place the Eudora Nickname in a specific custom field this is useful if you've renamed one of the custom fields and reserved it for this purpose. You may also choose to have the conduit place the Eudora Nickname in the note field. This is wise if you've set up your custom fields, and are using them for other things.


Perform a HotSync operation:

Press the HotSync button on your cradle. The contacts in your Eudora Address Books will be added to the address database on your Palm device, and the contacts on your Palm will be added to your Eudora Nickname file. You may want to go through and remove duplicate entries that appear after this initial sync.


Configurations in Eudora Address Book

You can configure your address book to not have specific addresses sync.

You can configure your address book to not have specific addresses sync
You can configure your address book to not have specific addresses sync

  1. Open the Eudora address book and highlight a Nickname.

  2. Then click on the Do not include this nickname when syncing checkbox at the bottom of the address book, you will need to repeat this procedure for each address you would prefer not to sync.

KEYWORDS: EPMAC, PALM, ADDRESS BOOK, CONDUIT


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