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Topic: Got my iPhone, how can I set up my work email?

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Old 09-17-2007, 05:09 PM
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Got my iPhone, how can I set up my work email?

Please, someone walk me through setting up my work email on my iMac so I can get my work email on my iPhone. I am not using my work laptop to sync with my phone because

#1.) It uses Vista

#2.) It is a pain in the butt for iTunes (it still won't link to the iTunes Store)

#3.) All of my music is on my Mac.

Anyone have any directions to walk me throught the process?

Thank you so much!



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Old 09-17-2007, 08:47 PM
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you need to provide some details on your work email set-up. is your company using microsoft exchange for their email? if so, you'll need to see your IT department for the incoming and outgoing mail server settings (if they'll even allow you to use your iphone to check your email, that is). and they'll have to enable IMAP for it to work as well.

if it's not microsoft exchange, what is it? no one can walk you through this without more information...
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:17 PM
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Can you tell me how to figure out what kind of email set-up it is? I mean they do have an online service to check email but otherwise I am using Microsoft Outlook on my work machine. I mean if I IM you the webite that is the exchange server would you be able to walk me throught it if I can't just somehow link it up to my outlook?



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Can you tell me how to figure out what kind of email set-up it is? I mean they do have an online service to check email but otherwise I am using Microsoft Outlook on my work machine. I mean if I IM you the webite that is the exchange server would you be able to walk me throught it if I can't just somehow link it up to my outlook?
if your company is anything like mine (we also use outlook with webmail access and microsoft exchange), those settings are hidden. you would need to call your IT department to get:
- the exchange server name
- the encryption settings used
- the selected mailbox mode
- and there are probably other things that are visible on the back-end but not visible to users. the webmail access you have doesn't provide any of that.

unfortunately, i don't think anyone here can help you. you really need to contact your company's IT department...
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:16 PM
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Well, that sucks. I will try them to see if it is even possible.

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:50 AM
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I don't know your specific setup for exchange, but I work on a university campus with various IT departments and the general consensus ( at least for the moment) is that "nobody" is using the iPhone in a corporate setting and that it will be little more than an unsupported consumer device.
I have a feeling this will change in the near future, but for the moment we are all using "bleeding edge" technology that is far from widespread and we will need to find some temporary workarounds for things like enterprise support until the iPhone gains market share.
In short: don't be surprised if your IT guru can't / doesn't want to support your iPhone right away. Be prepared to do something like an e-mail forwarder as a workaround.
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:34 PM
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How can I set up my work email to forward everything to my personal email or a new gmail account?

Thanks so much for the help, I really appreciate it!



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Old 09-20-2007, 02:21 PM
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Now that IS something your IT can help you with, assuming that's not forbidden like it is with my company.



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Old 09-21-2007, 10:37 AM
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Speaking as someone from my company's IT security group, you should really check with them before you go forwarding your work email off to a personal email account.

In my company, at least, that is a policy violation for which I've seen PLENTY of people terminated over. Your company may consider email which passes through their system company property. Forwarding it out may be viewed as tantamount to theft of company secret information, even if there are no company secrets contained in them.

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