Exchange email

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  1. macman312 macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone knows how to set up a exchange email in Mac Mail (lion)


    I have been able to set it up on my ipod touch and android device no problems at all.

    The details I have been given are:

    Email type: Microsoft Exchange
    Server: webmail.mydomain.vic.edu.au
    Domain: mydomain.vic.edu.au


    HOWEVER when I tried to set it up (see photo- it didn't work) I also have no option to select it when I compose a new message.

    Any ideas would be great. I am also downloading thunderbird and outlook trial to see if those programs are any better
     

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  3. macman312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Bobby

    it is 2007 I am fairly sure
    thanks
     
  4. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    Did you select 2007 when trying to set it up?
     
  5. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    My understanding is that Lion [Mail] only support Exchange 2010. SL supported 2007, or 2010.
     
  6. macman312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wtf..... Any other good email programs? Not Thunderbird or Outlook though
     
  7. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Not native support, no. Unless you can connect via IMAP. If you can, then use Mail. Or Sparrow; that's not too bad; but again IMAP.

    Other than that, Outlook 2011 is your only other option.
     
  8. PinkyMacGodess, May 7, 2012
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    Check here... There are a multitude of ways to access Exchange 2007. It just depends on what you are willing to live with. Cutting Outlook out of the possibilities is almost like saying you want to go to Tasmania by any other option than flying, and you live in the UK. I mean that you can take a cruise there, but no cruise line I know would want to take over a week one way to get there...

    Outlook Web Access isn't that bad, if you have no other way to get the messages. You *can* use pop3...

    Also check here, and half way down in this thread (6/20/2007) and see if it helps. There is a hot fix and a service pack that deals with accessing Exchange email from certain IMAP clients (read Apple Mail)... I did get it to work very well, and then we upgraded to Exchange 2010 here, and the need hasn't been there to get it working again, although I hear that it's easier in 2010...

    I was also able to get Exchange 2007 to forward messages to an iPhone, however it gets *all* messages, which can get rather messy...
     
  9. macman312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Everyone for your replies!!
    I should have been a bit more clear on the situation.... the email is my school email which I never check and teachers keep sending me information about upcoming tests etc and I want to have those emails downloading automatically like my icloud email. Outlook 2011 IS NOT a easy option for me as I bought the student version of office 2011 and I don't really like thunderbird that much but I am happy to try it I guess. I don't like outlook web access but if I really can't do it via my mac I will just have to get into a habit of checking it regularly

    I have also downloaded sparrow which I will try. How would I use pop3 or IMAP for exchange email? I have attached a screen shot of going to options --> about to get various information that might help but I have blacked obviously my details and the server details for security reasons.
     

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  10. Phil A. Moderator

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    Your understanding is wrong - Lion supports 2007 or 2010

    OP - the exchange server you are connecting to has to have Exchange Web Services (EWS) enabled for OS X mail to connect (or Outlook 2011) as Exchange. To use POP3 or IMAP will also need those protocols enabling on the server
     
  11. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the clarification; but you don't need to be an A$$HOLE about it.
     
  12. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Just a suggestion since getting versions of software correct can be problematic when dealing with Exchange? Log into your school email via the web interface and set a forward your mail to a second email address that you can connect to with your client, like iCloud or better yet GMail.
     
  13. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    Have you thought about setting up a rule that auto forwards your email from this account to another account that you do monitor? I believe that you can even stipulate, as part of the rule, the prepending if a phrase or some such to the subject in order to identify the message on the downwind email system. You may have to set up the rule using Outlook, although you can setup some rules using Outlook Web Access too... (Depending on the version of OWA and the patch level of the Exchange server)
     
  14. takeshi74, May 8, 2012
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    How is Phil being one? Your understanding is wrong. Pointing that out does not make one. He didn't belittle you or call you names. He merely pointed out that you were wrong. What else would you call it? Pot, kettle.
     
  15. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    There's a way to say it, and be polite. I never claimed it was fact. I said it was my understanding.

    We see it differently obviously.
     
  16. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps, but I also don't think he was being impolite; you said you understood it to be one way and he said you are wrong and nicely explained why. Nothing in his post was rude or condescending, IMHO.
     
  17. Phil A. Moderator

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    It certainly wasn't my intention to be an ass and I apologise if you thought I was. The reason I said your understanding was wrong rather than you were wrong was (ironically) to avoid appearing as if I was insulting you!
     

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