OK, I deleted all google contacts.
Next, I will go to the Goosync program on my Palm Treo 700P. In the menu options settings there is a hidden thing buried among other confusing stuff: Sync Mode Options. I tap that and it shows drop down lists for Calendar, Tasks and Contacts. All are set to normal. When I click the list for Contacts additional options include:
No explanation. I will select update server. I'd better remember to change this back to normal after the operation. Too bad Goosync did not have an option to make this a one time setting. I click done, then OK. I guess that changed it
Let the games begin! Click the start button on the Goosync Client Palm program!
These are tense moments.
The Contact count is up to 1,137. God knows what Goosync is doing. There should be about 500 contacts. I wonder if Goosync programmers think that the words displayed during the sync operation are informative. The whole thing seems diabolical. Who is sending to whom? Who is waiting for what? How about a cartoon to show some activity even if it is not real. Waiting still. This seems bad. There is the increasingly tempting abort button but what the heck would that do? Oh, boy! No SyncML response. I think that is an error message from the connectivity program (Softick PPP) that I had to buy to make Goosync work without incurring the $30 plus each month for the Verizon Wireless data feature.
The Goosync log in the Palm only shows info for syncing Tasks. Who cares? What about the Contacts?
My Palm contacts seem to be intact. Google still has no contacts. OK. No damage. That's a plus for Goosync.
I checked Softick PPP but do not know how to determine if there is a valid connection.
Let's try the Goosync again. But first I will login to my account at Goosync. It reveals that the status of today's sync failed with this info:
Contacts: One way from device sync.
Calendar: Two way sync.
Tasks: Two way sync.
Error 511: Unknown error, Please contact Support.
Not very helpful.
When I click on Settings at https://www.goosync.com there is nothing analogous to Settings inn the Palm.
Ah, there's a page for the Goosync Client Palm program!
Please note that the client you download will be mostly pre-configured.
You will only need to enter your GooSync login details.
The information below is mainly for reference.
Start the SyncML application by tapping the icon on the home screen of your PDA.
Isn't SyncML the app mentioned in the error message? I had thought that it belonged to Softick PPP.
I cannot find SyncML in the Palm Info list of programs.
It shows the mysterious screen for Palm setting but does NOT explain them!