Why does iOS Mail allow MS Exchange but not Mac OS (Lion)?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by zub3qin, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    iPhone and iPad allow MS Exchange (i.e. work email) accounts.
    No problem at all.

    But Lion Mac Mail (like 10.6) doesn't support this. My work exchange emails are fine on my iOS devices-- but not compatible with my Mac OS devices.....

    Anyone else have this occur? Why is this the case?
  2. Tiki35, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011

    Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    Mail 5.0 in Lion works fine with my Exchange 2010 server (also worked with Exchange 2007).
  3. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    OS X supports Exchange 2010 server. iOS supports 2010 + some older version(s) of Exchange server that OS X does not. You can use IMAP in OS X to access mail from an older (2003?) Exchange server.
  4. fozy macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2003
    Aspen, CO
    I am experiencing the same issue. Our IT department has this locked out, but it still works on iOS devices. I like most people do a majority of email from their PC, I'll be very interested in a solution.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The soluton depends on your your software. if your firm runs Exchange Server 2003, then you can use Microsoft Entourage 2008 (v. 12.x.x). Entourage EWS (v. 13.x.x) and Outlook 2011 require Exchange Server 2007 or later. But then, if you have Exchange Server 2007 or later, then you could just use Mail.

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