Disappointing... but time for a bit of googling to see how to get around the problem.
And the answer? I'm still disappointed.
I have managed to sort my email accounts in Thunderbird with the help of Folderpanes and I now have access to Hotmail from within Thunderbird using the webmail add-on. I've even sync'd my Google contacts with Plaxo (although that only works one way.... WHY!!!!).
I've downloaded Sunbird (though this gives me no benefit above and beyond the Lightning add-on for Thunderbird).
So... I have all this software, but no way to sync to the Blackberry unless I get radical as such:
- Use Outlook (which is too expensive)
- Use Outlook Express (which is too nasty)
- Use Live Mail (which I just don't like)
- Buy some additional software
Maybe I should write my own routine!