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    Google access for BES customers




    Here is the link to the article on Cnet Google on BES

    So I am curious as to what our BES members think about this?




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    Looks like an interesting concept....

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    One-way calendar synchronization and I don't believe it syncs tasks...big shortfalls vs Exchange IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snmemx View Post
    One-way calendar synchronization and I don't believe it syncs tasks...big shortfalls vs Exchange IMO.
    Yes you are correct according to the article it only supports syncing from Google calendar to the phone for now.

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    Plus, if you're using Google apps, you need to make sure the port for the outbound servers used by your domain host are supported by Gmail, otherwise you'll get "on behalf of" in all your outbound emails.

    Can you tell I've researched this one a little bit...:22:

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    Quote Originally Posted by snmemx View Post
    Plus, if you're using Google apps, you need to make sure the port for the outbound servers used by your domain host are supported by Gmail, otherwise you'll get "on behalf of" in all your outbound emails.

    Can you tell I've researched this one a little bit...:22:
    :lmao: yes I can but that is all good info to know for sure :fing02:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    :lmao: yes I can but that is all good info to know for sure :fing02:
    I've tried to migrate my Storm off Exchange for several months now...tried using a straight Gmail setup but failed b/c of the "on behalf of" problems w. Gmail. Then I heard they'd solved the "on behalf of" problem by allowing users to direct their Gmail accounts to send email via their domain hosts SMTP servers. This is factually accurate but Gmail only allows a handful of ports (587, 465, 25) and if your domain host (mine is Network Solutions) doesn't use these as SMTP ports, you're SOL.

    I tried to use Google Apps and encountered the same limitation. Google Apps could be a viable replacement for Microsoft Exchange, but until they get rid of the "on behalf of" fully, implement 2-way calendar sync, enable task sync, and increase the frequency of syncing (email is immediate push...I believe calendar/contacts is every few hours), it's not a true replacement for Exchange. Unfortunately.

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