Microsoft Exchange and ipad1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nandshah, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. nandshah macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    Hi there-

    I have an ipad1 and want to sync Microsoft Outlook with it. I own a business and receive a lot of email that are stored in different folders. Specifically, I need to be able to view and edit email in those folders. I'd like to know whether Microsoft Exchange is the solution to this or are there alternatives.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Exchange offers folder support but it's certainly not the only option. Outlook is really irrelevant as you're not going to sync your device with the mail client on your desktop. You're going to sync with the mail server. What are you currently using?
  3. nandshah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2012
    I'm using a pop3 server as of now. Here are my specific questions:

    1. Do I need to use an IMAP to connect desktop-server-ipad?
    2. Will I be then be able to view and edit folders on the ipad?
    3. Will any changes then reflect also on the desktop and vice-versa?
    4. What about contacts and calendar, will they be imported as well?

    Thanks in advance.
  4. Beelzbub macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2012
    Question 1 - No you shouldn't unless Exchange is setup in a different way. If your able to use OWA, (Outlook Web Access), then your fine and there will be no need for IMAP.

    Question 2 - Yes, up to 30 days worth. That is the most amount of days the iPad can sync emails.

    Question 3 - Yes.

    Question 4 - Yes if you choose to do so.

    I use an Exchange account on my iPad and it works great. Any change done on the iPad will also show the change on my iPhone and in Outlook, it can be an email, calendar item or new contact. Its always in sync between my 3 devices.

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