Is there a requirement to set up a Gmail account to use their Exchange Services? I'm not sure I want to go that route and it might make more sense from a user management stand point to use GoDaddy as they are already hosting two of my Domains. It might be simplier to keep everything in one place so to speak. They have excellent tech support and are very responsive. I am able to speak with a tech immediately or within minutes and their support is located here in the states. I use other features from GoDaddy and will probably use a few more so again less overhead for me to manage.
- 01-13-2011, 02:11 PM #27
- 01-13-2011, 03:08 PM #29
I don't know what services you are getting from GoDaddy but I did a quick search and they do offer Exchange hosted email/domains. You could setup your iPhone with the POP3 access but it won't push to the iPhone that way. If you are already getting other services from GoDaddy you may just want to keep it all in one place.
Last edited by sting7k; 01-13-2011 at 03:10 PM.
I will most likely have to use an Exchange Service from you are saying. If that is so I do like GoDaddy for reasons stated in a previous reply. I do recommend them if one is looking for a solid company.
It is interesting that BB does go the extra mile and sets up a push environment without using BES. It really is beneficial.
- 01-13-2011, 03:40 PM #31
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- 01-14-2011, 09:26 PM #34iPhone Nanite
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You will not have this functionality with iPhone pop3 because the iPhone directly polls your email server at a specified interval. There is no server in the middle maintain a persistent connection to your email server, or be told you have email waiting to be pushed to your iPhone. You will have a delayed email arrival.
- 01-16-2011, 10:06 AM #36
When you setup your first email account (or subsequent accounts via Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars --> Add Account...) you will be presented with a choice of various email account "types"; Microsoft Exchange, mobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, other. Select MS Exchange and proceed accordingly.
The Email and Username is your full address (including the @gmail.com portion).
Leave the Domain blank.
You'll eventually be prompted for a Server name. Enter "m.google.com"
That should do it, after which you can select Mail, Contacts and/or Calendars to sync, how many days to sync (for mail) and which Mail folders to push (by default it will be you inbox, but you can select any other folder - label - you've setup for you gmail account).
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- 01-17-2011, 04:28 PM #45
I've tried to be as clear as I can, but this link may clarify things more for you:
Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help
Gmail is 3rd party as is Hotmail (Microsoft), Yahoo etc. I have reasons why I am not leaning towards any of those, but I haven't made up my mind. My alternative is only 5-6.00/month which is minimal and has its benefits. The build of the Exchange Server was more of....I certainly wouldn't go that far, but I do have servers running just not Exchange.
I do appreciate your suggestions though as I do realize they work for many.
- 01-17-2011, 06:10 PM #47
At the risk of flogging a dead horse, I'll say this one more time: you don't need your own server.
If you choose not to use google or hotmail or yahoo or any other cloud based service, that's your perogative. But if you're planning to not use them because you think you need your own server running exchange, that's incorrect. MS Exchange (ActiveSync) is a service already available to IOS with no additional requirements (other than to be using supported mail service such as gmail).
Once again I do appreciate your advice, but I'm not sure why you think that I would build/use my own server. If I led you to believe that I have intentions to build one then I didn't make myself clear. I am not going to build an Exchange Server. I don't think I ever mentioned that I would. In fact, I mentioned a number of times that I would need to use a third party service and they are all SaaS via their own Exchange Service offerings whether it's Apple, Google or any number of other company's products/apps. I also mentioned that I am not leaning towards the Google, Yahoo, Hotmail etc. offerings as they might not be the best solution for my environment. With that said I thank you again for your concern and I am going to review my options and find the best solution that works for my situation............