Safari server on itouch/iphone

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  1. jrcdpm

    jrcdpm Member

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    Is there something different about Safari on the itouch/iphone compared to Safari on a MAC? I am asking the question because I can access my Microsoft Outlook folder with e-mails by going to the mail server exchange on my Macbook, but when I try to do the same thing on my itouch, after inputing my username and password, the connection is never made. A co-worker has the iphone, and has the same problem. That is why I am wondering if there is any difference in Safari on these devices as compared with Safari on my Macbook.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    It might be because the iPod touch doesn't have VPN. Does the email server use VPN?
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    DerekVOF Active Member

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    Actually, the only way you can access Exchange Servers is via turning on IMAP, I believe. http://www.gearlog.com/2007/06/ms_on_iphone_exchange_imap_is.php

    Or are you talking via webmail? I've got Microsoft Outlook webmail for my company and I've no problems using it... However, I only get the plain (not "fancy") version of webmail...
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    Thanks. I am talking about Exchange. I will speak with our IT department about turning on IMAP on the exchange server. Another interesting thing is that I have it set up in Mail on my jailbroken itouch and it connects through the WIFI when I am physically in the building, but will not connect through WIFI at locations outside of the building, e.g. at home. My AOL account works fine through all WIFI connections.
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    Well, that would kind of make sense in terms of not being able to connect outside of the building. You're outside of your "intranet" at that point - you'd need to also talk to them about VPN access to get into your email when you're away from the office...
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    They turned on IMAP today and it works like a charm now.

    Thank you for the advice.
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    Mail client and WEBMAIL

    Can the iTouch mail client hook to the MS Outlook Webmail client, not via web browsing?

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