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- 10-13-2008, 04:51 PM #31
Guys so far I am disappointed with sherweb. First of all I can't get it to work on outlook 2007. It has a problem connecting to the servers. It won't connect something about encryption not supported. Second of all I put it on the phone and sent a test email and I the phone did not go off so click into my email on the phone and fetched for the email which it was there but according to the settings for the account push is not available just fetch. I thought it was suppose to be true push. What about calender are you still using the calendar on the iphone and it is syncing? Maybe I need it to work on outlook before it pushes? According to the instructions when setting up the account on the phone I chose other instead of the microsoft exchange option, did I set this up wrong? I am waiting for the support to repsond, its been all day and nothing and I have been trying for hours to get this working. Ya I am getting frustrated.
- 10-13-2008, 04:57 PM #32
Email: your full email
Domain: LEAVE THIS BLANK
User Namer: your full email again
Password: that's obvious
Description: whatever you want...
Use SSL: ON
Hope this helps.
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- 10-13-2008, 06:15 PM #39
I know I feel bad now!I was just really frustrated. Hey I can still use my google calendar! I have been syncing google with outlook calendar so it works just one downside...everytime it syncs it asks for my email password when I am on the PC only. I had syncing every 10 mins so that got annoying. Unless I keep outlook open then its fine.
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- 10-15-2008, 03:20 PM #43iPhone Nanite
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Mobile Me fails me on two counts
1. Reliable Push email
2. Letting me use my domain email (hosted using Google Apps)
I worked around it by signing up for an exchange account with Mailstreet. Now my personal domain email is pushed to my iPhone while also letting me manage/sync my Contacts+Calender with my iPhone. There are several providers like MailStreet who offer exchange+iPhone combo...just search for Exchange Hosting on gOOgle.
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- 10-15-2008, 03:23 PM #44
- 10-15-2008, 04:14 PM #45
I too am using Sherweb. Been using it for almost a year now. First on my WinMo Treo and now on my iPhone. I initially had some problems with re-occurring Calendar appointments (birthdays and anniv) that were set up many years ago. Worked fine on my Treo and PC, but on the iPhone they looked like invitations. I had to re-create the 12-18 appointments as new ones.
Sherweb service is great. I don't own my own domain. I'm using my business' domain. Didn't have to buy it or didn't cost me more than the normal monthly rate.
I highly recommend it. Of course when my business switches to Zimbra in the spring, I'll probably move to Zimbra and drop Sherweb and the monthly bill.
- 10-15-2008, 04:15 PM #46
I would NEVER use this interways thing. I've copy and pasted my remarks from over on another forum where I put this head to head with MobileMe, and it just isn't a solution that fits me. I'll also add that my remarks were originally made in late September/early October, and it's been working beautifully for me for weeks now, over two Macs, two PCs, and my iPhone.
Lovers of this service seem to tout that the first month is free. I don't care that the first month is free. MobileMe's first TWO MONTHS are free. If you don't want it, you uncheck a single box and you're never charged. End of story. And for those that stick with it after 60 days, they get four months free in the first year. Those that have shamelessly defended this other service, and can't seem to deal well with others pointing out potential or real shortfalls. I don't shamelessly defend MobileMe, and I am the first to point out its shortfalls. Desktop push is coming. They really botched the launch of the product, but the concepts and designs of the service are really spot on. It's just what is needed in the industry. Some people just can't accept the vision. Prince McLean really articulates it all well in his six-part Inside MobileMe series on Appleinsider.com.
I don't think the majority of people are happy with interways anyway, as in the poll on their homepage, where they ask how happy people are with the service, 31% say "not so much", more than any other category. Red flag! They're also a German company--I prefer to deal with American companies.
Anyway, back to my point. You failed to articulate how, with other services, paid or free, I can get all the functionality that MobileMe brings. It's much more than e-mail...more than calendar and contacts sync. And let's see: I can choose iwm.me, air-mail.cc, electrogramm.com...etc...all lame domain names, as is interways.net. So, until you can show me, piece by piece, how I can duplicate the functionality and tight integration MobileMe provides for my Macs, my iPhone and Windows XP at work, it's all nonsense to me. Most people want one solution, not 10. That's why this service is not a one-to-one replacement. I can't even agree it's a solid e-mail and calendar replacement. I don't want to change my e-mail address, for one. Therefore, I'd have to go search and find other services that piece together perhaps 50% of the functionality. No thanks. I'm not going to provide money to more than one company for what I already get for a reasonable $8.33/month, and that's that.
I do wish MobileMe provided the ability to host more than photos on my own domain name. However, I think they should stay out of that business--too messy and other companies do it well.
I'm glad some are happy with this other service--but there are reasons for wanting one or the other. At the end of the day, the end user will have to decide what works best for them.
- 10-15-2008, 06:28 PM #47
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- 10-16-2008, 07:05 AM #49
I'm not always so pessimistic, just playing the devils advocate this AM.
- 10-16-2008, 07:59 AM #50