Am I the only person who thinks Exchange on iPhone sucks?
... and I mean that as a serious question.
People were over the moon when Apple announced Exchange support. They nearly called a national holiday when the update came that supported it.
But in my opinion, it has been developed by a bunch of people who have never used Exchange as their primary mail server. Poor integration of calendaring/meeting invites, inconsistent UI, difficult to navigate between Exchange features (email/calendar/no tasks), etc...
I seriously hope Exchange support gets some major love in the next firmware update, but I'm not holding my breath.
- 01-07-2009, 04:22 AM #2
- 01-07-2009, 04:30 AM #4
Well, I think you'll be waiting. POP by definition doesn't support push. You'd need to do some additional polling type system methinks.
My number one gripe is that I receive calendar invites in both my calendar and in my inbox - and I can't accept it in the mailbox (like I can in Outlook) and I can't accept and *delete the email* in calendar. So, it is totally disjointed...
- 01-07-2009, 04:44 AM #6
i guess so, my blackberry handled push pop support but than again it is a blackberry. Well no phone is perfect, there are always going to be those little things that bug us about our phones, like when i started getting my contacts pushed, it would make duplicates of the ones i already had. Instead I just sync them via outlook, so not on the top of priority list like Copy/Paste and MMS, but is pretty annoying.
- 01-07-2009, 08:58 AM #7
Things I would like to see improved in Exchange:
1. Tasks. Seriously, Apple. Most people who use Exchange use the Tasks portion. I'm not holding my breath for this.
2. Calendar Invites. I want to be able to accept but not send a confirmation automatically.
3. Calendar Categories/Colors. I have all of my appointments categorized and color coded. Currently not handled on the iPhone. Along with this, I would like to be able to select a category when adding an appointment.
4. Contact Categories. Select contact categories, same as calendar events/appointments.
I'm sure there is more that I would like, but alas I haven't had any caffeine this morning and seem to be a little slow...
- 01-07-2009, 11:35 AM #8
Given that Exchange (under the hood), is a nasty ugly beast I would sooner seen slayed and replaced with clean open-source standards, I use it for work, and use it on the iPhone, and I like it on the iPhone pretty well.
I never liked Outlook either (with it's single PST of failure file), so I'm happy enough with individual Apps for each of the PIM types, as long as/if they flow from one to the other elegantly enough (which, admittedly, is only partial right now).
That said, I think Jamesus has pushed the correct on all he wants.
- 01-08-2009, 04:44 PM #9
- 01-09-2009, 09:34 AM #10
- 01-09-2009, 10:18 AM #11
- 01-10-2009, 02:41 PM #12
- 01-11-2009, 03:19 PM #13
- 01-11-2009, 03:21 PM #14
Well, let's be clear - it isn't a "buggy" implementation. But Exchange enables an awesome mail experience, and my own personal issues with Outlook aside, Mobile Outlook on Windows Mobile rocks.
Anyone who has spent considerable time with Mobile Outlook on WinMo understands how deficient this implementation of Exchange support on iPhone is. Whether it is deliberate in order to push MobileMe ahead, and whether just benign ignorance (since I'm sure the dev team doesn't actually host their full time work email on Exchange), I'm not real sure...
- 01-11-2009, 07:12 PM #16
- 01-13-2009, 11:49 PM #17
- 01-21-2009, 09:59 AM #19
- 01-21-2009, 10:15 AM #20
- 01-21-2009, 10:21 AM #21
- 01-21-2009, 10:24 AM #22
- 01-21-2009, 03:07 PM #23
- 02-23-2009, 07:01 AM #24