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aloha01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can someone please guide in setting up the OWA email on iPhone (downloading, not web access). I have been trying with Microsoft Exchange today but no luck...gives SSL error.

Here are the details:

Server: https://webmail.company.com
User Name: FirstName.LastName

It works perfectly with Blackberry.

iPhone 3G, Windows XP
  • 1. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Zenatrul Level 4 Level 4 (1,715 points)
    Try putting the server as just webmail.company.com instead of with the https:// some people have mentioned that seems to work.

    And on the black berry I know it gave you an option for domain if you needed one you would type it in on the iPhone in the username field so Domain/FirstName.Lastname .

    Some other people have mentioned that with OWA that they have to use those settings then if it fails to verify to save it and then change the settings so that SSL is off.
  • 2. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    drrobertmiller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes this is the big question that is make or break formany of us. Putting in the outlook work access address in blackberry works like a dream but that does not seem possible for iphone. Does the company have to make adjustments to let peole connect to the exchnage server ? Nothing I do seems to work

    also on blackberry I was doenloading mail from two company servers but exchange will let you connect to only one company.

    I am testing out with my itouch at home with iphone 2.0 at home on a wireless network , from what I can see wait to upgrade my blackberry to the blackberry bold coming out in August. Too bad because my whole house is wired for apple unless there is an idiot proof way out there ?
  • 3. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    wcarlton Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I got my to work by using the OWA address for my server followed by :443 which is the standard port for OWA I think...
    example:
    owa.server.net:443
    Will
  • 4. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Shizzaq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    on my windows mobile phone we enter our owa.companyname.com and then we enter our user name and password and our domain companyname_nt. It works perfect on windows mobile with no set up from IT. I tried this on the iphone today and it said it was accepted but then it told me my pass word was incorrect. I then went back to my laptop and I noticed my exchange msn messenger was no longer signed in and kept giving me an invalid password error. I rebooted and then I could no longer sign in to windows. I called IT and they said that it had locked me out which should only happen if i try to sign in with invalid credentials 25 times and nobody is really sure why it did this. A coworker tried and got the same result. I want an iphone but it has to work with owa in the mail client or its no use for me.
  • 5. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    aloha01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How come its so easy to do this in Blackberry?

    I am willing to pay for someone to develop a similar functionality for the iPhone.
    Many of my colleagues would pay too.
  • 6. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Bateau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Talk to your IT department whether OWA address is the correct address to use for ActiveSync. In my company the two are actually different.

    At any rate, you should not specify https:// in front of the server name. Blackberry may have coded their client to drop that part if the user enters it, Apple apparently hasn't. It may be a minor annoyance, but quite frankly I never used syntax like that.
  • 7. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Bugz_nz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Try enter your details into the Exchange set up like so:

    Server: webmail.company.com
    Username: domain\firstname.lastname

    The domain part probably matches the "company" part of the full domain name without the webmail and .com part.
  • 8. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Pierre2113 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    returning the favor from this thread,

    I also had problems with the exchange server verified by nothing syncing, so I powered off the Iphone (reboot)
    hold the power button until you get the slide to power off option, next time you power on it will go through a reboot cycle, it's slower than the ordinary poweroff poweron cycle you are used to.

    I used the owaserver:443 as another user suggested,

    after I turned on the power button, the reboot starts, then everything works perfectly.

    I've had a number of other iphone apps (for the iphone 3g) from the apple app store also crashing, once a new installed app crashes, post installation, any further app installation would also crash if you tried to run them, the solution was rebooting the iphone, even the iphone 3g needs to be rebooted sometimes, but not always.
  • 9. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    asaguilar23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having problems, too.

    I would enter all the first set of information, then once I would click next, it would ask for my server information. I entered "https://webmail.company.com/exchange" and it wouldn't verify.

    So I did was Zenatrul said, to just enter webmail.company.com, instead of the "http://" and the "/exchange," and it worked!

    thanks Zenatrul!
  • 10. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    nightkhaos Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    The reason why this isn't supported (yes I know, the horror), is because the iPhone is designed to connect via ActiveSync or IMAP.

    But yes, I do agree that it SHOULD be supported.

    The easiest way to get Exchange working for the iPhone is to get your IT guy to get ActiveSync active, failing that IMAP, failing that... well... you're trying webmail already aren't you?
  • 11. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    Ryan Loesch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had not idea this was so easy to set up on my iPhone!!!!! I didn't realize that Apple had sorted out the communication via webmail.

    This just made my day!!
  • 12. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    eggtart23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am so fustrated that I'm not able to setup my work email on the iphone!!!! I did everything/every option available on the forums to setup OWA (webmail) on my iphone, but nothing works.

    I called apple support and they have told me there is no possible way it could be done!!!!!

    PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
  • 13. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    mlvenan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Does your work email support IMAP? I have the same OWA https:// setup that you do, but I set my work email up using 'Other' mail since my company supports IMAP. If they do, then you just need to know what ports to use!
  • 14. Re: Setting up OWA (Webmail) on iPhone 3G
    eggtart23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I justed tried setting up my work webmail in Others...

    This is the information I entered

    Incoming Server:
    webmail.company.ca
    myusername
    password

    Outgoing Server:
    smtp.rogerswirelessdata.com

    But after the phone finish verfying it gives me this error msg
    "IMAP account vertification failed"

    I'm so out of ideas... any other suggestions would be awesome!!!!!
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