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Exchange ActiveSync (MobileSync) vs Good Old IMAP + SMTP

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Many years ago, it used to be that if you had a cell phone that had an email program included, you could configure using IMAP and SMTP to allow you to check email and send email…. just like how a desktop email program worked.

This is still the case, of course.  However, as far back as 1996, Microsoft introduced the first version of “ActiveSync”, a protocol designed to allow mobile devices supporting it to synchronize email, calendars, tasks, and contacts with Microsoft’s Exchange server.  ActiveSync has evolved over time, getting faster, offering support for use in every modern mobile device.  While ActiveSync was designed to work with the Exchange server, these days it also works with other non-Exchange services that can talk the “ActiveSync language,” e.g. LuxSci through its Mobile Sync service.

In general, ActiveSync is much better than using IMAP and SMTP, though there are a few small corner cases where IMAP may be better for you.  Below, we shall compare them from an end-user perspective … trying to shed some light on “which is better” from a practical point of view.

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Apple iOS7 supports Automatic Notes Synchronization

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

iPhone 4Apple is releasing iOS7 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices on September 18th.  Lost among the hype of this extremely updated version of the Apple mobile operating system is the fact that Apple mobile devices will support synchronization of “Notes” via Exchange ActiveSync.

This means that LuxSci customers using MobileSync to real-time push synchronization of email, calendars, tasks, and contacts, can now also have real-time push synchronization of the “Notes” in their mobile device to the Notes WebAides in their LuxSci web interface.

Benefits of Notes Sync

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New Contact/Calendar/Task Synchronization Option for Outlook 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

LuxSci customers with Basic or Premium MobileSync can now use this same service for automatic synchronization and push updates of calendar, contact, and task data between LuxSci WeAides and Outlook v2013 for Windows.

Outlook v2013 for Windows is released and now includes native support for “Exchange ActiveSync” (EAS) for synchronizing calendar, contact, and task information with external systems. EAS is usually only available in mobile devices, as a different mechanism is used by desktop programs to synchronize data with Exchange.  Outlook v2013 is the first version of Outlook (or any other desktop email program that we are aware of) that supports ActiveSync and which thus allows automatic synchronization of data with non-exchange-based systems without the need for any kind of special plug-in.

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