5199 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2007 1:39 PM by Lawrence Finch
If you configure an Exchange account as an Exchange type the iPhone will take the settings from the Outlook application on the computer you sync to. If you set it up as IMAP you will have to enter the settings. For me Exchange doesn't work; it only retrieves headers, not message bodies. I don't know why. But if I set it up as IMAP it works fine.
Thanks for answering Lawrence. I'm not using Outlook as the computer I sync with is running Mac OS X with Office for Mac 2004, but guess it considers Outlook and Entourage to be the same.
I'm still a little bit confused when you say "takes the settings" as most Outlook clients are not configured for IMAP (MAPI-RPC is the native protocol, although some may use HTTP-RPC) and mine didn't seem to take any settings automatically - I had to set it up manually on the iPhone.
You are correct about MAPI-RPC or HTTP. The mail settings (I assume server name and ports) get synced from Outlook (or Entourage), which I think is the problem = the settings I enter for Exchange are modified after a sync. Use whatever works, however. It took a lot of fiddlng to get my 4 email accounts working.
BTW, my Outlook uses HTTP. Get through client firewalls better.