Exchange accounts in El Cap

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by marmiteturkey, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. jtropeano macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Exchange works for me.
     
  4. tony_glasgow macrumors member

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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.
     
  5. mikzn macrumors 6502

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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
     
  6. petvas macrumors 601

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    Different protocols. Mail on OS X uses EWS, while the iPhone uses ActiveSync to connect to Exchange.
     
  7. Silverstring macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    Exchange will work on the first 10.11 machine it is installed on. It is on the subsequent machines that the account information is not imported on.
     
  9. chucker23n1 macrumors 6502a

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    Mail works fine with my Exchange account.

    Our server is 2010, newest SP and UR.
     
  10. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. chucker23n1 macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  12. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Apparently iCloud sync does break it, because subsequent computers don't work properly.
     
  13. tony_glasgow, Aug 29, 2015
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    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!
     
  14. marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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).
     
  15. tigres macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  16. marmiteturkey, Aug 31, 2015
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    marmiteturkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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