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Windows Mobile: Part 3: Implement – Circumventing your IT department’s Reluctance to Enable ActiveSync / Getting Email on your Windows Mobile Phone

this is related to a previous post

Once you have discovered which access method your company has in place, you can implement it on your device.

Install the SSL Certificate
If your company is not using a certificate form a Certificate Authority, you may have to install the SSL Certificate offered by your company on your phone. You may also want to do this if you can not get any of the methods (specifically RPC over HTTPS) to work.
In the following example of exporting the SSL Certificate from the OWA web site.

  1. Hit your OWA address in IE7
  2. Click on the Lock icon on the address bar
  3. Click “View certificates”
  4. Click Install Certificates
  5. Next
  6. bullet “Place all certificates in the following store”
  7. Browse
  8. Trusted publishers
  9. Next
  10. Finish.
  11. (main IE windows)
  12. Tools>internet options
  13. Content tab
  14. Certificates button in the certificates section
  15. “Trusted publishers” tab
  16. Click on the certificate
  17. Export button
  18. Next
  19. Bullet “Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER)”
  20. Browse> save to your desktop
  21. Next> finish
  22. CER is now exported
  23. Copy CER to phone, open. install.

Microsoft ActiveSync: Windows Mobile 5: Pocket PC, Smartphone; Windows Mobile 6: Professional or Standard edition

OMA: This is web-based. Open IE Mobile and go to http://webmail.company.com/oma, authenticate. Note that OMA isn’t supported in Exchange 2007. Microsoft rationally wants people to move to ActiveSync.

Outlook Web Access: This is the desktop version of OMA; or rather, OMA is the mobile version of OWA.

RPS over HTTPS: More testing needed…

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