DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Droid and Microsoft Exchange

  1. Droid Newbie
    RocCats33's Avatar
    Member #
    63385
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    #1

    Angry Droid and Microsoft Exchange

    Hello All. I am new to this forum and looking for some answers. I have my Droid configured with a Microsoft Exchange account. All works well except for 2 issues:

    1. Can not open .eml forwards

    2. If I create a calendar item within Outlook, it doesn't show up on my Droid calendar. If I create it on my Droid, it DOES show up in Outlook

    If anyone has any direction to point me in for either or both of these issues it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid Ninja
    jsh1120's Avatar
    Member #
    13823
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    2,462
    Liked
    15 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx
    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by RocCats33 View Post
    Hello All. I am new to this forum and looking for some answers. I have my Droid configured with a Microsoft Exchange account. All works well except for 2 issues:

    1. Can not open .eml forwards

    2. If I create a calendar item within Outlook, it doesn't show up on my Droid calendar. If I create it on my Droid, it DOES show up in Outlook

    If anyone has any direction to point me in for either or both of these issues it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Would need more information about the nature of your forwarding problem.

    As far as your calendar problem is concerned, however, it sounds like you need to set your google account to have 2 way synchronization, not one way. You can do this by changing an option on the calendar synchronization program you downloaded from google.
    Curmudgeon Member of Rescue Squad
  4. Droid Newbie
    RocCats33's Avatar
    Member #
    63385
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    2
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    #3
    The email forwarding details are as follows:

    If emails are forwarded to me from Outlook, it comes to the Droid as an attachment labeled .eml. When you try to open it, the Droid is unable to fetch. If I forward an email from my Droid to another Droid configured for Exchange or to another recipient using Outlook, they can't see what was forwarded.

    To reply to you solution about the syncing, I am not using my Google account, ONLY MS Exchange.
  5. Droid Ninja
    jsh1120's Avatar
    Member #
    13823
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Seattle, Washington
    Posts
    2,462
    Liked
    15 times
    Phone
    Razr Maxx
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by RocCats33 View Post
    The email forwarding details are as follows:

    If emails are forwarded to me from Outlook, it comes to the Droid as an attachment labeled .eml. When you try to open it, the Droid is unable to fetch. If I forward an email from my Droid to another Droid configured for Exchange or to another recipient using Outlook, they can't see what was forwarded.

    To reply to you solution about the syncing, I am not using my Google account, ONLY MS Exchange.
    OK. Let's start with your calendar. If information is showing up on your droid in the "calendar" app, you're using the calendar associated with your google account whether you know it or not.

    Here's what I would suggest. Go to mail.google.com and log in to your google account. Click on the "calendar" selection and then go to "help" to set up "sync." This will allow you to download a small program from google to your pc (or Mac) to synchronize your google calendar (which shows up on your Droid) and your Outlook calendar. Choose "2 way" synchronization and you'll find that every event you put on your phone shows up in Outlook and every event you set up in Outlook will show up on your phone.

    (Note: You may still find that some features of your Outlook calendar are not fully supported on your phone. Specifically, setting up a meeting and inviting attendees is problematic. The invitations to the meeting are not fully supported in the Google/Droid calendar.)

    And that brings us to the overall email issue. I'd strongly recommend that you try downloading "Touchdown" from the Market. It will cost you $20, I believe, but if your time is worth more than $.50 an hour, it's probably worth it.

    That's not to say that you can't get your Exchange email configured to work without Touchdown. For example, I have all my Exchange email forwarded to my gmail account and I use the K-9 email client to access it there. But I can do that because I have a cooperative IT department running my firm's Exchange server and I don't try to delete email that comes from the Exchange server on my Outlook client from my Droid.

    All in all, since it sounds like you don't want to deal with gmail anymore than you have to, I'd strongly recommend Touchdown as the best alternative. But if you want to give it a try, you can try downloading K-9 (free) and pointing it at your exchange email address. You may find it does what you need it to do. (It's far better than the standard "email" app that comes on your phone.)

    P.S. Not looking to complicate things for you even more, but I just noticed that your comment above indicates you're forwarding email from "Outlook." That might be just a convenient term or it might mean you don't understand the difference between your Exchange server and your Outlook client. If the latter is the case, I suggest you try to distinguish between the two. I don't want to drag you down into that black hole, but lots of confusion results from folks not understanding the difference.

    Hope this helps and doesn't simply add to the confusion.
    Curmudgeon Member of Rescue Squad
  6. Master Droid
    Droids's Avatar
    Member #
    8116
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    793
    Liked
    2 times
    Phone
    Bionic
    #5
    Exchange emails forwarded within Outlook to other folks should not be coming through as attachments on the phone, they should just look like any normal, forwarded email.

    The calendar not syncing is also odd. Did you setup your exchange account on the Droid using the Email app or the Corporate Calendar app? You can do it either way but you need to do it via the Corp Calendar app to have full calendar support.
    OG Droid retired but serving as a wireless tablet now and then.
  7. Moderator/RS
    dmacleo's Avatar
    Member #
    26773
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Etna,ME
    Posts
    1,482
    Phone
    droid
    Premium Member
    #6
    sounds like someone is forwarding as attachment instead of normal forward.
    Dave MacLeod



  8. Master Droid
    dylanthecat's Avatar
    Member #
    10762
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    632
    Phone
    Droid
    #7
    The .eml forwarding issue is a known problem. I had the exact same thing when using the native email application with Exchange. I am now using Touchdown and do not have this problem. TD works great with contacts, calander, and tasks. They have a 30 day trial, I would check that out.
    --Robert

    "Peace through superior firepower" requires actual firepower, not just a trite bumper sticker.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Microsoft Exchange Email Bug/Issue
    By engemasa in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-23-2010, 07:14 AM
  2. Microsoft. outlook /exchange
    By hollapainyo in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2010, 01:04 PM
  3. Microsoft Exchange Sync to Driod Contacts issues
    By jsuitor in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-02-2010, 07:24 PM
  4. Microsoft Exchange
    By New2u in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-28-2009, 10:15 AM
  5. Setting up Exchange/Question about Microsoft Silverlight
    By kjones9 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-07-2009, 06:47 PM

Search tags for this page

best microsoft exchange app for android
,

droid and microsoft exchange

,
droid app for microsoft exchange
,

droid microsoft exchange

,
droid ms exchange
,
microsoft exchange app android
,
microsoft exchange app for droid
,

microsoft exchange droid

,
microsoft exchange droid app
,

microsoft exchange on droid

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+