iPhone for Work Emails

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Terry W, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Terry W macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any experience using their iPhone for their work email (with Exchange)? I just joined a small company and may be able to use the iPhone for emails instead of having them buy me a new Blackberry.

    Most curious about the following:

    1) Impact on battery life - mine is already pretty bad with just a Gmail and Mobile Me accounts) and don't need it to get any worse;
    2) Reliability - do emails actually come in as reliably as a Blackberry?;
    3) Calendar - can you invite attendees in the company's address book?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. hsk macrumors regular

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    Lots of folks on here use the iPhone with Exchange. I'll give you my experience using hosted Exchange:

    1 - Impact could be worse. I have not used MobileMe and I manually pull my GMail. But Exchange does push and therefore can impact the battery. YMMV.

    2 - Yes, they hit the phone just about as fast as they do my desktop. Probably similar to RIM - maybe a little slower depending on your Exchange routing.

    3 - Yes.
     
  3. Terry W thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks very much! I forgot to add, if anyone wants to link to another forum on this please feel free rather than taking the time (as hsk did) to type out a reply. I tried searching on the forums and just wasn't getting the right kind of hits.
     
  4. osxnewbe macrumors regular

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    1. If you have the "push" featured enabled, it will reduce the battery life. During the work day, I will have the push on if I am away from my desk but needing to keep up with e-mails. I never have it turned on after hours unless there is a work emergency...

    2. Yes. Mine is reliable probably 90% of the time but I think its more issues with the Exchange server and not the iPhone. It syncs up pretty quickly with my work email account. Within 20 seconds of putting a new event receiving a new e-mail, it will show up on the iphone (if push is enabled).

    3. Yes. If you have a global address list on the server you can search it to invite attendees.

    Overall this works much better than my method before OS 3.0. Then I had to push my e-mails to a gmail account to read them on my phone...
     
  5. itransition macrumors newbie

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    Our IT-department provides the customization of Outlook mail with iphone - it's really nice, so I hope you could do so ;)
     
  6. manx macrumors newbie

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    I just posted this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=858816
     

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