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Adding a second sbs exchange account to a mobile 6 device.

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Hello,

I'm trying to add a second sbs exchange account to my mobile 6 device.  I know I can't add it through outlook, but rather via pop on the device.  Is there a more recommended way of doing so other than pop?

I'm having trouble getting my first sync with pop to work, (if someone can recommend a better way, this part of the question will be irrelevant).  On the server, POP3 virtual server is enabled and SSL cert is installed.  The SSL cert is also installed on the smpt virtual server; I installed it here specifically for POP.

Do I just have to point port 995 to my server?

Thanks for the help.
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Hi,

Is there a particular reason you are using POP on your exchange server?

Also standard pop access is on port 110 and not 995.

Make sure the SSL cert is installed on the phone.

You primary account can use ActiveSync to sync directly with your mailbox (preferred method on Exchange), the second account will need to use POP, however using POP defeats the reason for using Exchange server.

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Is there any other way of getting my second exchange mailbox on mobile 6 without using POP?
No unfortunately not you will have to use pop, however then the mail will be on your device and not the server, is that the solution you want?

IMAP may be an option.

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I guess it's the solution I'm going to have to live with if I can't have two exchange mailboxes on my phone.  What are the steps for configuring IMAP?  Also, what are the benefits of using IMAP?

Thanks.
Hi,

Setting up IMAP is a whole new topic maybe post a new question.  But the benfits, as apposed to POP are that the folder structure remains on the server, and a local cached copy is kept on the device.

Configuring Exchange for IMAP is a broad topic check out this post to find out how to configure mobile 6 and exchange for IMAP:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_22966073.html
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IMAP isn't a whole new topic... the question was really about the best way to add a second Exchange account to his mobile device.  And I would highly suggest that you use IMAP instead of POP3.

The benefits?  IMAP keeps your device in sync with the Exchange Mailbox, whereas POP3 will not necessarily match up back to whats on the server.  For instance, if you respond to a message using POP3, then the sent message won't show up in your Exchange Mailbox.  IMAP also syncs more than just email... Contacts, Calendar, whatever folders you have configured in Exchange can be synched.

To enable IMAP4 on your SBS you need to do the following:

1.  In the services.msc, start the Microsoft Exchange IMAP4 service and set it to "automatic".
2.  If you have a TWO-NIC configuration, run the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- linked as "Connect to the Internet on the To-Do list in the Server Management Console) and add IMAP4 to the Firewall Services Configuration Page opening PORT 143 TCP or 993 for SSL.
3.  If you have a hardware firewall/router, open port 143 (or 993) pointing to the SBS.

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Fantastic.

Thanks Jeff.

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