Mobile Mail thru cell phone

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Frank Muhl, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Frank Muhl

    Frank Muhl Guest

    Is it posssible to have the mobile mail on your cell phone connect to
    Exchange 2003? The cell phone has an option to connect to a mail server, but
    for some reason it does not make the connection. It works for Yahoo, AOL,
    Hotmail.
     
    Frank Muhl, Dec 13, 2007
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    Alan Guest

    Hi Frank,

    That will depend on your phone and it's software.

    Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile (5 and 6 I think) can both install and
    use ActiveSync to talk to your Exchange Server (for example) -
    probably a lot of others can too. Some software companies provide
    ActiveSync packaged up into a full app that does more for you.


    The other advantage of that is that you don't need to do anything at
    your server end - it will just work without having to install
    additional server software and potentially destabilise / create
    insecurities in your environment.

    If you go with the lower end phones (towards the 'toy' or 'personal
    use' end of the market against the 'corporate' end of the market) then
    you might find they can't use such software or that the provider has
    locked the phone in such a way as to force you to use their service
    (Apple and BlackBerry are examples of that end of the market where
    their revenue model relies on you using their servers / providers).

    Of course, you *could* get an I-Phone and hack it to unlock it and
    then you are free to use whatever service you want, but if that is
    what you need, then I would suggest just buying a more open 'business'
    phone in the first place!

    HTH,

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    Alan, Dec 14, 2007
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  3. Frank Muhl

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    Thanks Alan...
    I have the new Voyager from Verizon. In the Get It Now area it has Mobile
    Mail. I was able to connect to my hotmail and yahoo accounts, but I could
    not connect to my company exchange e-mail thru it?
     
    Frank Muhl, Dec 14, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    As Allen says it would be better to get a Verizon phone that supports
    Windows Mobile 5 or 6. Then you can have the Exchange Server push email to
    it. Works very well.
     
    Steve, Dec 14, 2007
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    Alan Guest

    Hi Frank,

    I am not familar with that particular hardware - what OS are you
    running, and is it 'locked' or can you install software you download
    yourself from anywhere?

    If it is running (for example) S60, WM5, or WM6 and is not locked,
    then you should be able to download an ActiveSync application that
    will talk to your Exchange Server fine.

    If not, then it will depend on how the software is connecting to your
    mail servers (hotmail uses HTTP and Yahoo POP3 I think - but don't
    quote me on those!) If you can't or don't want to install software on
    your phone, then you might be able to access your exchange mail server
    using POP3 (for example). However, that is a very poor option in my
    opinion and if I was administering an Exchange Server, I'd be saying
    'No!' to that kind of request, plus it creates hassles for you in
    terms of fragmented emails (whereas ActiveSync keeps everything in
    sync with everything else).

    Another factor will be the version of Exchange you have. We are
    running Exchange 2003 and it works fine, but not sure about older
    ones.

    HTH,

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    Alan.

    The views expressed are my own, and not those of my employer or anyone
    else associated with me.

    My current valid email address is:



    This is valid as is. It is not munged, or altered at all.

    It will be valid for AT LEAST one month from the date of this post.

    If you are trying to contact me after that time,
    it MAY still be valid, but may also have been
    deactivated due to spam. If so, and you want
    to contact me by email, try searching for a
    more recent post by me to find my current
    email address.

    The following is a (probably!) totally unique
    and meaningless string of characters that you
    can use to find posts by me in a search engine:

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    Alan, Dec 16, 2007
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    Frank Muhl Guest

    We are running 2003...
    No sure what software the phone has...It does not have any of the Windows
    OS...I think it just has a standard software??
     
    Frank Muhl, Dec 19, 2007
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    Alan Guest

    Consider that the phone is like a PC - It might be a (Nokia, Sony
    Ericsson, Panasonic) (Dell, HP, Lenovo). That tells you nothing (as
    such) about what OS it is running (akin to WinXP Pro SP2, Kubuntu
    7.10, Mac OSX). However, most systems (phones and PCs) come preloaded
    with an OS from the manufacturers menu of options.

    There should be something on the phone that will tell you what OS it
    is running (unless it is *really* locked down -;>)

    If you can't find it on the phone, or in the manual, perhaps do a
    search online (assuming no-one has ever made any substantial changes
    to the phone OS).

    Once we know the OS, then we can hopefully help get you connected to
    your Exchange Server.

    This is akin to us needing to know if you are running WinXP Pro SP2 or
    Vista Business or Ubuntu 7.10 before you can work out your software /
    application options.

    HTH,

    --

    Alan.

    The views expressed are my own, and not those of my employer or anyone
    else associated with me.

    My current valid email address is:



    This is valid as is. It is not munged, or altered at all.

    It will be valid for AT LEAST one month from the date of this post.

    If you are trying to contact me after that time,
    it MAY still be valid, but may also have been
    deactivated due to spam. If so, and you want
    to contact me by email, try searching for a
    more recent post by me to find my current
    email address.

    The following is a (probably!) totally unique
    and meaningless string of characters that you
    can use to find posts by me in a search engine:

    ewygchvboocno43vb674b6nq46tvb
     
    Alan, Dec 19, 2007
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