Psion / Outlook synchronization tip

I’ve been meaning to blog this for ages; someone on one of the Psion groups pointed me to it.

It’s a small application that I now use when synchronizing my Psion Series 5mx (or Psion Series 7) with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 called Express ClickYes.

Longtime Psion users will remember that synchronizing their Agenda and Contacts with Outlook 2000 was simple: you plugged in the Psion, ran the PsiWin synchronizer and it did its job with no interruptions.

All that changed when Microsoft introduced new security features in Service Packs 1, 2 and 3 for Office 2000. Now when you try to synchronize Outlook gets all paranoid and checks to see if it’s a virus or worm trying to plunder your e-mail contacts list.

Screenshot of Outlook security window, asking for access to e-mail addresses

Which is fair enough, but it can be annoying if all you are doing is trying to synchronize your contacts list and diary, and you are running a fairly tight ship, in terms of internet security.

Express ClickYes is an application that when run (and activated, by right-clicking the Notification Area/System Tray icon and clicking “Resume”) automatically answers YES when the pop-up dialog appears.

I find it really useful for when I set my Psion and Outlook to sync while I go and have a shower in the morning, or when I’m busy doing something else around the house. That way I don’t have to lurk by my PC and wait to click Yes. Express ClickYes does it for me … as the name might suggest. It’s a useful tool to have in your Psion/Outlook arsenal.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “Psion / Outlook synchronization tip”

  1. Just dusted down the Psion & after a few years on the shelf, then found a Personality module at Expansys and upgraded it to a netbook. Very impressed.

    However having some difficulty finding a WiFi card to put in it – I’ve a wireless network at home connecting 4 PC’s. Seems like a lot of people get the wrong kit for one resaon or another. Any tips?

    PS As an ex- StAndrews student I am very envious of your employment.

  2. Hi Peter,

    there are two top resources for WiFi on a Psion:

    Pscience5 has a page called WiFi on a netBook

    and has an EPOC FAQ on networks.

    There are two main WiFi chipsets that will work on the Psions, and I have one of each (for resilence): Lucent Orinoco Gold (FCC ID: IMRWLPCE24H) and a Buffalo AirStation (WLI-PCM-L11GP)

    I got them both on eBay UK. I’ve not managed to get them anywhere else. I hope that helps.


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