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marmiteturkey

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Well-documented that it's not possible to set up new exchange accounts in El Capitan; and Mail doesn't work with exchange accounts either. This is too big a bug for Apple not to have fixed by GM, right? Right?

There's no workaround yet as far as I can see - posting here in the hope that there is one that I might have missed?
 

jtropeano

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For Exchange 2010 services, Mail / Calendar don't work. I've tried a lot of workarounds, no luck. Pretty sure it has to do with authentication services via the OS.
 

dianeoforegon

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Well-documented that it's not possible to set up new exchange accounts in El Capitan; and Mail doesn't work with exchange accounts either. This is too big a bug for Apple not to have fixed by GM, right? Right?

There's no workaround yet as far as I can see - posting here in the hope that there is one that I might have missed?

Exchange works for me.
 

tony_glasgow

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Exchange 2007 working for me ... Mail is the only way to connect to work as Outlook 2011 is completely ***** since early beta.
 

mikzn

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Exchange not working for me and outlook 2011 crashes several times a day.

On the other hand my exchange account works with iPhone and iPad fine - same exchange server - both on IOS9 - all good
 

petvas

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Exchange not working for me and outlook 2011 crashes several times a day.

On the other hand my exchange account works with iPhone and iPad fine - same exchange server - both on IOS9 - all good
Different protocols. Mail on OS X uses EWS, while the iPhone uses ActiveSync to connect to Exchange.
 
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Silverstring

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Exchange 2007 working for me ... Mail is the only way to connect to work as Outlook 2011 is completely ***** since early beta.

How did you get it to work? My Exchange accounts wont auto-discover properly, and El Cap has removed the "sever settings" tab in calendar preferences->accounts, for example (used to be in between "account information" and "delegation"), so I can't edit settings manually as I could in Yosemite to work around auto-discover.
 

chucker23n1

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Well-documented that it's not possible to set up new exchange accounts in El Capitan; and Mail doesn't work with exchange accounts either.

Mail works fine with my Exchange account.

For Exchange 2010 services, Mail / Calendar don't work. I've tried a lot of workarounds, no luck. Pretty sure it has to do with authentication services via the OS.

Our server is 2010, newest SP and UR.
 

marmiteturkey

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Mail works fine with my Exchange account.



Our server is 2010, newest SP and UR.
On multiple 10.11 machines? That's the problem I and others are facing. My work MBA works fine as it's the first machine i set up my account on; my two other MacBooks refuse to connect.
 

chucker23n1

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No, just one machine, but I can't really imagine that making a difference? Unless iCloud sync of the accounts breaks things, maybe?
 

chrfr

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No, just one machine, but I can't really imagine that making a difference? Unless iCloud sync of the accounts breaks things, maybe?
Apparently iCloud sync does break it, because subsequent computers don't work properly.
 

tony_glasgow

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How did you get it to work? My Exchange accounts wont auto-discover properly, and El Cap has removed the "sever settings" tab in calendar preferences->accounts, for example (used to be in between "account information" and "delegation"), so I can't edit settings manually as I could in Yosemite to work around auto-discover.

I honestly don't know. I don't know if it's something to do with my Exchange server as my experiences with Outlook 2011 under El Cap appears to be different to others reports. It beach-balls every time I launch after 5 seconds...

When I was looking around about 2 weeks ago I realised I had my Exchange account under 'Internet Accounts' in 'System Preferences'. I must have added this previously, or it's sync'd from a mobile device. Turned it on and it's been rock solid since then and both Mail and Calendar syncs fine.

I do know that my company supports auto-discovery, that I didn't manually enter the settings, and that it appears to be working properly.

I know none of this helps... sorry!
 
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marmiteturkey

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No, just one machine, but I can't really imagine that making a difference? Unless iCloud sync of the accounts breaks things, maybe?
Yes, it does - the bug for most people seems to be in second and subsequent creations of accounts, not the first, which works (my experience too).
 

tigres

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Another year, another OS X with a broken mail program. Nice work again apple. I think they must just give up and say f it in the meetings regarding mail.

Seriously, since snow leopard mail has sucked. I guess they think everyone uses Facebook instead of using email.

Really pisses me off to have to use a third party software like postbox or airmail to do business.
 

marmiteturkey

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Aug 27, 2005
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Another year, another OS X with a broken mail program. Nice work again apple. I think they must just give up and say f it in the meetings regarding mail.

Seriously, since snow leopard mail has sucked. I guess they think everyone uses Facebook instead of using email.

Really pisses me off to have to use a third party software like postbox or airmail to do business.
It's not just mail - I can't set up an exchange account in calendar, contacts, notes etc.

Doesn't seem to have been fixed in DP8 either. :mad:
 
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