How to Synchronize Thunderbird and Lightning with Windows Mobile

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How to Synchronize Thunderbird and Lightning with Windows Mobile
You need to a USB cable to plug your Windows Mobile phone to your computer. (usb phone colour image by patrimonio designs from

Thunderbird allows you to organise and keep track of your e-mails, address books and settings. You also have the option to customise your Thunderbird interface by installing add-ons such as Lightning. This is an application that allows you to create daily, weekly or monthly schedules. You also can create a calendar. If you want your e-mails and calendars with you on your Windows Mobile phone, then you need to use Windows Mobile Device Center. It allows you to synchronise your files and programs from your computer to your cell phone.

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Things you need

  • USB cable
  • Windows Mobile Device Center (included in Windows 7)

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  1. 1

    Attach the USB cable to the jack on your Windows Mobile phone. Plug the other end of your USB cable into your computer's USB port.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the Windows Mobile Device Center icon. Click "Next." The screen should say that Windows Mobile Device Center is creating a connection between your computer and cell phone.

  3. 3

    Search for the Thunderbird and Lightning programs. This should appear after you click "Next" from the previous step. Check off your address books and calendars from the drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Click "Next." The screen should display that your phone is synchronising with Windows Mobile Device Center. Click "Finish" once the process has completed.

Tips and warnings

  • Windows Vista users will need to download Windows Mobile Device Center. Download the Windows Mobile Device Center software from the Microsoft website (see Resources). Follow instructions for proper installation. Enter your full name, street address, phone number and e-mail address to register with Microsoft.

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