iPhone Sync with Exchange and MobileMe

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  1. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I have a friend who is using the iPhone with Exhange for her Business Email, Calendar and Contacts. She is now looking for a solution for her Personal Email, Calendar and Contacts. She does not want to mix her personal information with her business information at the server level.

    I have been using MobileMe for some time and unlike some I am very happy with it. However, I forward a copy of my business email and my other personal email to MobilieMe which is then Synced with my iPhone. I also have all of my Contacts and Calendar(s) in Outlook which Sync with MobileMe which then Syncs with my iPhone.

    I assume she can add MobileMe to her iPhone and have 2 email accounts being Pushed. We also consided Yahoo for this but need to consider Personal Contacts and Personal Calendar.

    1. I "believe" you can Sync the MobileMe Calendar and Exhange Calendar with the iPhone but I am not sure. Does anyone know for sure?

    2. I do not believe you can Sync the MobileMe Contacts and Exchange Contacts to the iPhone as separate Contacts. Does anyone know for sure?

    Can anyone give any recommendations on the best setup for her? Again, she wants to keep using Exchange for Business (Mail, Contacts, Calendar) and maybe use MobileMe for Personal (Mail, Contacts, Calendar) on her iPhone.

    She was using the Palm before but could not mix Business on Personal on one phone so decided to try the iPhone.

    Thanks,
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    My stuff from work is over exchange and I also subscribe to .mac. The calendars and contacts are all separate. There won't be any mixing of data between servers. Now you can view them both together in the same list/calendar, but they're synced to different servers and you can also view them individually.
     
  3. d21mike thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for responding but I am confused about your answer. When you say .mac I assume you mean MobileMe. My question was mainly about the iPhone. Do you have Exchange and MobileMe defined on your iPhone? If so, I assume you are getting your mail from both but are you are also Syncing Calendars and Contacts? Could you give more details based on my concerns from my oriiginal post.
     
  4. d21mike thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I found the following on the Apple Support Site:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2483

    >>>
    While both Exchange and MobileMe data is available on the iPhone/iPod touch, the data will not sync between Exchange and MobileMe. Both will co-exist simultaneously on your iPhone/iPod touch, and you will be able to see either your MobileMe or your Exchange contacts or calendars, or both at once on the same screen.
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    I believe this is what I want. My friend has 2 laptops. One for work and one for personal. The work laptop running Outlook will talk to Exchange and the personal laptop with Outlook will talk to MobileMe. The iPhone would talk to both Exchange and MobileMe.

    The above article seems to indicate this would work. Has anyone done this?
     
  5. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I have contacts and calendars on both my mobileme account and my exchange account. They don't sync each other's data, but it is possible to view them simultaneously. Basically the OS just combines the data from the two servers only on the phone; no data on the server itself is added or modified. The link that you mentioned pretty much summed it up. They function independently of one another.
     

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