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Old 8 Dec 2019, 09:18 PM   #31
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> Google will allow Google contacts to be downloaded but not synced on the phone.

I should have explained that it was a result of her phone being set up differently from her previous one (a Samsung), with her own non-Google email address used as the key identifier when setting up a Huawei account. Phone shop just asked a few questions and said "this Huawei app will transfer all your info", which it did, almost perfectly. But she ended up with a new Google account linked to her personal email.

I had no idea this had happened as all the contacts were there and the calendar worked as before. She ended up with everything apparently working but contacts were from an old gmail account, email from Fastmail, calendar from new Google account with no gmail account (not really wanted for email in any case).

Her Thunderbird and phone contacts have been out of sync for a while and I didn't get to the bottom of it until I managed to get a hold of the phone for long enough yesterday (it's used for 2FA with the new Google account).

I think others have run into this, see eg

At first I thought it was something to do with Huawei -- there's been enough confusion about this -- but it seems to be the case that your contacts will not sync unless you have a Google email address (but the calendar does sync). It's possible the issue is fixable by setting up another gmail account. However, Google's CardDAV sync is non-standard and loses data that other CardDAV implementations will sync.

That wouldn't matter immediately but, if TBsync and Cardbook do end up working together as agreed, this pitfall will end up having been useful in nudging us in the right direction.
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Old 9 Dec 2019, 10:16 PM   #32
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Too late now, but I would never, never trust a phone store person with any settings on my personal phone. I have too many friends and relatives that have had terrible experiences losing contacts, photos, email, etc. Maybe, just maybe I would let an Apple store person work on my phone, as they seem to have reasonable training. Just use the Google contacts app and be sure to use the correct Google account for syncing and it should work fine. I never use whatever contacts app comes with the phone--they never work as well as the Google app. I have contacts synced back 15-16 years from when I first started using Gmail, and they have synced to many different phones. The trick is to only use the Google contacts and calendar apps, and they sync perfectly.
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Old 11 Dec 2019, 05:08 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Terry View Post
I joined in May 2002....
Maybe I am the older non-Australian at Fastmail *and* in this Forum. (Change my mind!)

On Fastmail since may/2002. On EMD since Jun/2002.

But reading here since before crating an account at Fastmail. The truth is that what I read here helped me to decide create an account at Fastmail.

This was the first message:


From: FastMail Administrator <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
To: Dario Mor <[email protected]>
Subject: Click here to begin using FastMail
X-Mailer: MIME::Lite 2.117 (F2.6; T0.14; A1.42; B2.12; Q2.03)
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 16:43:57 +0000
Size: 5 KB

Welcome to FastMail

We've sent you this email just to get you started with using FastMail. As you can see, you can read any emails that arrive simply by clicking on the subject line. You can access the various FastMail screens, such as editing your address book, composing a new message, etc. by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

FastMail has a large amount of online help. Every where you see a small, underlined question mark sign (?), you can hover the mouse over it to get a small summary of what the feature is and what it is for. Clicking on the question mark will open a new window with detailed information about the feature and how to use it. Once you have read the details, you can close the help window and continue using FastMail.

One of the first things we recommend you do is go to the Options screen (see the top right hand corner of the screen) and then the Account Preferences screen. From there, you can setup your preferred options, such as your default screen size, your preferred color scheme and your time zone. Once you've done this, we recommend setting up your local email software (such as Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape Messenger, Pine, etc.) to access your FastMail account through IMAP or POP. See here for more details on how to set this up.

We hope you find FastMail the fastest and easiest way to access your email. If you have any comments or questions, try checking out the links at the bottom of every screen, or feel free to email us at [email protected].

The FastMail Team




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Old 4 Jan 2020, 12:52 AM   #34
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No plans to leave.

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Old 4 Jan 2020, 01:06 AM   #35
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Joined Fastmail when they started the service (not sure if it was the end of 1999 or beginning of 2000)
Joined this forum on March 2000
It's true I've cancelled my Fastmail account several months ago and switched to Pobox (owned by Fastmail!) Mailstore, but the only interface I use is Fastmail's web.
Does it make me a Fastmail user?

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Old 11 Jan 2020, 05:45 AM   #36
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Old 13 Jan 2020, 06:11 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by stanmocek View Post
Fastmail user since February 2002.
Same here. Well that's the oldest email I have in my account that I can find. I have no plans to change.
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