Mobile PC ActiveSync and SSL
Posted on 2006-07-22
I have a few Sprint MobilePC phones and we are connecting them to the Exchange Server 2003 with ActiveSync. I have the functionality working but it does not work with SSL for some odd reason. I did the MS work around with KB817379 but the mail that is being sent and recieved is not secure, at least from what I can see. MS talks about setting up a front end server and a back end server to get SSL to work but I can't afford to by another copy of Exchange and knowing MS, they want to have additional licenses (sigh) Am I missing something there? Is there a way to have the Sprint MobilePC phones connect to the server utlizing SSL without have to install and additional server? Yes, I know it can be done over the web, that works well but has more steps that what our clients want to do.
Second part, since SP2 allows for things like ActiveSync to work directly with the server, will this also work with a BlackBerry as well or are they still requiring their own server?