How to setup my TMobile MDA Vario with Exchange

I have a T-Mobile and a new MDA Vario (Phone/PDA).
It supports a number of technologies including GPS GPRS and WM5

I can sync with my outlook via active sync, but I want to be able to sync when I am not in the office - on the road.
I understand that this can be done, but T-Mobile support are useless - you guys are not.

Hopefully someone has this or a similar device and can advise me on what to do on the phone and the exchange server if required.

I have SBS2003 (Exchange 2003) and a static IP via broadband.
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You can do wireless active sync. If you have Exchange 2003, all you have to so is setup you client to use ActiveSync instead of POP or IMAP. This will sync your calendar and email automatically. If you are running Exchange 2003 SP2 and your device support direct PUSH ( Mobile 5) then this works much better.
Which version of Windows Mobile is that device running?

Windows Mobile 2003 gives you scheduled sync
Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 1.0 also gives you scheduled sync
Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 2.0 gives you push sync.

The actual setup of the technology is very simple. Make sure that Exchange is on Service Pack 2 before you start.
Then ensure that the server can be addressed by a name, not an IP address (it can be done with an IP address, but that would mean it wouldn't work inside your network).
If you already have OWA working, then the same information will apply.

The trick comes in getting it to work correctly.
If you are using SSL, then you need to be either using an SSL certificate that is supported by the device, or you need to import your certificate to the device (
I would strongly advise using SSL otherwise your username and password is going across in the clear.
Once you have done that, step through the wizard either on the device or in ActiveSync on your desktop for the handheld to sync with a server, entering the information requested.

You may also want to look through this site - I have been dealing with EAS questions on an almost daily basis for the last week.

support_realtimeAuthor Commented:

My version is WIndows Mobile V5.0 (OS 5.1.70 Build 14409 1.1.2

I can access OWA from outside the network by using the IP address (ie https://ipaddress/exchange

Should this work on the pda?
On that version number you don't have the push update.
/exchange should work, although you might want to try OMA


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