I use Outlook 2003 with several POP3 mail accounts. I do NOT use Exchange. I plan to buy an iPhone and I'm looking for the least painful methd to keep my email, calendar and contacts in sync. I have read a great deal of less-than-complete (and often a bit dated) instructions on performing such a sync.
Does anyone have direct experience getting this to work? I don't want to convert my accounts to IMAP, nor pay for Exchange service. My email accounts are hosted in various venues (an ISP, one @msn account, one on a paid hosting site), but all POP3.
The iTunes method seems to be fairly straightforward, but requires physically connecting the iPhone to the laptop to sync.
The thing I would find the most intolerable is something I suffer with currently: At my day job I can't use my laptop to access email (corporate firewall, no WiFi) so I log in via the internet. Although I have Outlook set to "Leave a copy of messages on the server" and "Remove from the server when deleted from Deleted Items", that only works one-way. When I delete messages while logged into the webmail sites the deletions never sync back to Outlook (so I have to delete them again in Outlook - a real pain).
I'm hoping for a low maintainence solution. Any experience?