Microsoft Exchange Options for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Techworld reports on two options for Microsoft Exchange synchronization and support for the iPhone.

    The two include, Visto and Synchronica. Due to Apple's reluctance to open the iPhone to 3rd party applications, both services provide different approaches:

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  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007
    my gut says apple will come out with active exchange sync sooner rather than later.. and these 3rd party solutions will not be needed.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2003
    BostonMerlin, I agree with you.

    Also a note, if IMAP can't be setup for you or you need the email pushed to you instantly, because 15 minutes is not going to cut it. You could always setup a yahoo push account and then have your exchange admin forward a copy of all your email to the yahoo account.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    If you have Outlook Web Access on your server, why not just use that for instant gratification and set your Mail application to grab it all via (Typo: IMAP) every couple minutes?

    The idea that setting a one minute mail retrieval time is inadequate has always seemed absurd to me. Email is not instantaneous, and depending on network conditions, can take several minutes to get to your email server in the first place; . You should never rely on non-realtime communication methods for things that require immediate response. Use the phone or IM if it's that important.

    As a busy professional, I feel I'm qualified to say, "chill out." The extra 30 seconds to get that email message are not going to kill you. I guess I don't see the advantage of push email. There are so many other improvements that could have been made to make the experience better.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    We have an OWA site but I don't know how to set-up an application to grab if via POP. Can someone please explain ?
  6. macrumors G4

    Jul 17, 2002
    Exchange does not support POP. Exchange supports its own proprietary protocol through Outlook and the POS MacOS X app, Entourage 2004. Exchange also supports IMAP, but your IT staff has to enable it. However, many Exchange administrators will not allow Outlook or IMAP access outside the firewall. In that event, Outlook Web Access is your only option.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2007
    You need to enable IMAP support on Exchange 200x, and open the appropriate ports in your firewall.

    See the Exchange Client Access Guide but don't forget to open the same ports in your firewall.

    Keith McCall
    CTO, Azaleos
  8. macrumors regular

    May 29, 2007
    Honestly, I agree. But 15 minutes (the minimum interval iPhone will let you set) is too long. The quickest and easiest fix Apple could introduce would be to add 10, 5, 2 and 1 minute retrieval options. I suspect it's set to 15 minimum to keep ATT happy that people's iPhones won't be hammering the EDGE network. :)

    be well

  9. macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Are there any desktop outlook to IMAP redirectors that people have gotten to work?

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