Hello. Need Your Exchange Input.
Hi all, long time BlackBerry guy here. I'm eligible for an upgrade and I think I want to try an iPhone.
I am on BES at work and my company does support iPhone. I'm not a super heavy user but I do my fair share, I need my remote email device to be reliable and user friendly. So I have a couple of questions about email on the iPhone.
1 - Do items sent from your PC sync to your phone like they do with BES?
2 - When a message is filed away in Outlook what happens to it on the iPhone? Does it stay in the main list or are folders supported?
3 - I know iPhone supports push but is it as instant as BES? Sometimes my BlackBerry alerts me before my PC does.
4 - How is the calendar and contact sync? Its pretty instant on BES. Is it as good on iPhone?
5 - Personal email - I use Yahoo! for my personal email. Is that also two way sync like it is for BIS? If I open, delete or file away on my PC will the email show as read or gone if deleted or filed?
I have read a few blogs and such about ActiveSync but wanted to get some real time input from users. If something similar has been posted please point me in the right direction, same if you have a really good article link.
Thanks! Hope to get some helpful responses soon. ...And maybe an iPhone
- 10-01-2009, 11:23 AM #2
Thanks bubbatex, that's a helpful response. And yes, my company does support Activesync. Still not sure if I want to make the switch yet or not but BlackBerry has gotten kind of boring. Would still like a positive yes/no on Yahoo mail sync. I read that its push so I assume it should work just the same.
Another question. What's all this talk I've read about exchange email not coming through when connected to WiFi and the phone is in sleep mode. That would be an annoying problem for me, I'm on WiFi quite often. But I guess I'm not clear on exactly what sleep mode is either since I don't have an iPhone. Maybe you don't have to ever put it in "sleep mode" or something?
- 10-01-2009, 12:35 PM #4
Yes, wifi is off when the phone goes to "sleep" - the screen turns off. But as long as you have any signal at all (ie, not in Airplane mode), mail will come through.
BTW - did you search for the Yahoo answer? Sorry - that link was for Singapore, try this: Yahoo!® Mail for iPhone®
Last edited by bubbatex; 10-01-2009 at 12:37 PM.
- 10-01-2009, 02:57 PM #5
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- 10-01-2009, 04:06 PM #9
Ok I got my iPhone yesterday and email definitely isn't being pushed when it's asleep over WiFi. I sent a test email to myself and another person on the same exchange server on the same WiFi network. He received a notification and I didn't. Any ideas as to what is going on here? I'm on WiFi a lot and definitely need notification of Exchange mail.
- 02-20-2010, 11:17 PM #12iPhone Newbie
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Is the other person using an iPhone or something else? Do you get push notification ok when you have WiFi turned off? Is the exchange host your using accessible from the WiFi? For example say you are using the exchange host mail.mycompany.com. That host may work fine on 3g because the 3g connection is outside of your network, but if you are using an internal wifi connection, mail.mycompany.com might not resolve correctly depending on how your internal dns is setup.
I can tell you that I'm using exchange on my iPhone and push notifications work instantly on wifi or 3g, so it does work.
The other person was using an iPhone on the same exchange server. I had a few other problems with that phone so I went back to my BlackBerry. After a couple weeks with it I realized how boring they are and got another 3Gs. This one has been working much better in many areas.
I wonder if I just had a dud the first time.