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Configuring my exchange mailbox in my iphone/blackberry

Hi Guys

Do i need any extra customization in my Exchange Server to be able to sync my iphone or blackberry  with my exchange mailbox?
What do i have to do?
When i tried to do it, it couldn't connect from my iphone, i am assuming that i need an extra configuration or customization in my exch. server

please advices
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flyingskyCommented:
For Blackberry, you need install BES server (which is a software from RIM).
For iphone, you need ActiveSync. Just google it.
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AkhaterCommented:
Iphone and blackberry use different methods to connect to exchange

Iphone uses activesync just like any windows mobile phone so you should have the Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync virtual directory published

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb794845.aspx

Blackberry uses either POP3 or IMAP or OWA  but on exchange 2003, and as far as I remember, you cannot do it if you have Form Based Authentication enabled (for OWA method)

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AkhaterCommented:
Sorry flyingsky you can sync email without BES at all. however you will only be able to sync emails not contacts/calendar
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Glen KnightCommented:
alanhardisty one of EE's top Exchange experts has this great FAQ here for getting the iPhone working with Exchange: http://www.it-eye.co.uk/faqs/readQuestion.php?qid=1

With regards to the blackberry yo ucan use POP3 or IMAP you just need to enable the POP3 and IMAP service and set them to start automatically and then ensure that port 110 for POP3 and port 143 for IMAP are configured to point to your exchange servers internal IP address from your router/firewall.
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titorober23Author Commented:
So for iphone i need to install ActiveSync
For blackberry i need to activate POP and IMAP services

is this correct?
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Glen KnightCommented:
No ActiveSync is already there, read the FAQ I posted.
And for blackberry yes IMAP and POP3 but on the newer ones you can use the OWA address so this is not required.
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AkhaterCommented:
ActiveSync is installed you just need to make it available/reachable from the internet

For blackberry you don't NEED to active POP and/or IMAP you can use any of them to sync with blackberry & you can let blackberry use the OWA publishing too.
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titorober23Author Commented:
what is the OWA?
SO how do i make ActiveSync available from the internet?
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Glen KnightCommented:
You need to ensure that port 443 is forwarded from your router/firewall to your exchange server as this is the port ActiveSync uses, if you have OWA already published (Outlook Web Access) then this will already be done.

It's all explained in the FAQ I posted, have a read.
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AkhaterCommented:
OWA = Outlook Web Access if you type from within your organization(network) http://exchangename/exchange you should reach OWA

I included in my previous post a link with a step by step how to make available owa and activesync from the internet if you are using ISA 2006
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