I'm just throwing this out as I'm looking into solutions on my own. The issue is as follows: I have 15 upper management iPhone users for whom I've set up OWA/POP3 email access to a hosted Exchange server (they don't like the mailbox look of IMAP). The users .pst's are stored on their local machine. Mail is downloaded to the iPhone every hour with no issues. The issue happens when they open Outlook on their local machines and download mail from the server. Regardless if the email has been read or not on the iPhone, Outlook marks it as read. This doesn't happen with all e-mail downloaded to the iPhone but enough to cause some higher ups to miss a few important emails. As a result, this has become a high priority for me. A quick fix would be to just mark all incoming messages into Outlook as uread but there is not a rule for that.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.