Aside from Mobile Me, is there an easy way to keep email and contacts synched?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Whackintosh, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Is there a simple syncing software I can use to keep email and contacts up to date between two or more Macs? I does not need to be wireless.
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Can subscribe to an exchange account, and use entourage..

    but that is about the same price as mobile me.
  3. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Thanks, but I`m hoping to find a way to do it machine to machine instead of via a web service (kind of like how a pocket PC will sync with Outlook). Is there any such option floating around?
  4. wetrix macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2006
    Auckland, New Zealand
    You should use a web service even for machine-machine syncing so that you have an offsite backup. Using IMAP gmail allows you to sync your email and contacts between multiple machines and you always have a full backup on google's cloud.
  5. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah, I use GMail for email, contacts, and calendars. Now that OS X and GMail support full two-way sync it's great. And if you have an iPhone, you can setup push sync of Contacts and Calendars to it via GMail too.
  6. gasport macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2007
    Are the instructions on how to do this on the Google site? I would like to do exactly what you mention including the syncing with the iPhone.
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    You can find the directions for Google IMAP email on their website.

    As for the contact syncing, in Address Book (the app, not in Mail) under the Preferences you can enable Gmail syncing.

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