MobileMe and ActiveSync

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  1. wiz561 macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    With the new mobileme service starting up, I was wondering if somebody can let me know if it will sync with an exchange server using activesync, similiar to hwo the iphone is suppose to work.

    From the overview page, it sounds like it syncs with exchange, but no details. Does it use pop or imap? Webdav? Activesync?

    Any help would be great!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502

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    The Web version STILL isn't up almost 24 hours since the switch began...
     
  3. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    MobileMe has nothing to do with ActiveSync ...you can get push email on the iPhone via an Exchange server ...or by using a MobileMe account.

    You'll only be able to do Exchange if you have a business plan though.
     
  4. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone CONFIRM THIS??? The business plan is like $15 more a month isn't it?
     
  5. wiz561 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    confused

    OK, so I'm a little confused... I am under the assumption that mobileme is like a 'one stop shop' for sync'ing everything under the sun. I'm mostly interested in exchange because our admin's are....well... bottom line is that they don't allow pop3 or imap, and they only support OWA and Outlook.

    My idea is to sign up for mobileme, tell mobileme about the exchange server activesync url (<server>/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync), and then have it use that to sync to mobile me. Then, have my mail.app sync with mobileme and pull down the email. Yeah, it's a long shot, but that's why I'm asking about it.

    I just saw that mobileme went live and they are offering a free trial. I think I'm going to sign up for it and give it a shot. I'm so happy that they offer this because if it can do what I want, I'll subscribe!
     
  6. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    MobileMe is a competetor to activesync ...not a compatibility layer. The name@me.com addresses are NOT using MS technologies ...they are IMAP

    Here's a screenshot of my mobileme account in Mail...

    [​IMG]

    The next version of OS X is supposedly bringing real activesync support to OS X. (Snow Leopard) ..you are more likely interested in that.
     
  7. wiz561 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response. Well, even though I'm a little sad that it won't do it, but it's nice to know that apple is thinking about this!


    Thanks!
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    My iPhone is connected to Exchange via ActiveSync and I do NOT have a business account. I'm not sure where you are getting your information from.
     
  9. RevK macrumors member

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  10. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    I saw it on either this site, AppleInsider, MacWorld, or one of the other sites I visit frequently. My co-worker will be extremely happy if that isn't the case!

    EDIT: ...after a quick google I found this link

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/071108dnbusiphoneprimer.40c9806b.html

    and here at MW (at the bottom)

    http://www.macworld.com/article/133988/2008/06/iphone3gfaqs.html
     
  11. natasha69 macrumors 6502

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    so how does the "cloud" sync with outlook then for those of us who are using outlook at home (no exchange)?

    second question, how do we get all our contacts from the iphone / outlook into mobileme address book. is there a better way than just importing vcards?
     
  12. steve bate macrumors member

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    Sync between mac and MobileMe I get, I've got an office PC that I want to keep the diary synced with MobileMe also (if I use Exchange it will wipe existing data on the iphone and then mac) how on earth do you get Outlook on a PC to sync with MobileMe in the Cloud? All of the info says you can do it but it doesn't tell you how :confused:
     

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