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    So, having acquired a new iPhone, the first test was to hook it up to Zimbra.

    The process was surprisingly painless, I selected "Exchange" as the server, plugged in my Zimbra credentials, and was off.

    The Calendar works beautifully. New appointments appear like magic, and my selection of Accept/Maybe/Decline updates the server perfectly.

    My personal Contacts also sync in beautifully and edits appear to move back and forth the way they should.

    The Corporate Directory (which I presume should equate to the GAL), unfortunately, remains blank. Hopefully clever people somewhere will figure out either the right software for the iPhone side or the right tweaks to Zimbra to make this work.

    Mail works as advertised as well, although when I read from Thunderbird I need to remember to 'Compact' my INBOX occasionally. Otherwise messages that I copied elsewhere or "deleted" still appear in the phone until the next sync occurs (or I re-delete them there). Changes made from ZWC update correctly.

    There does not appear to be any 'Notes' support.

    So, overall, excellent out-of-the-box Zimbra compatibility. Not having the Directory/GAL search working will need to be resolved before I can authorize a wider corporate deployment, but it's very usable.

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    ...and for some reason searching the site for "iPhone" didn't turn up the most recent blog post that's talking about this.

    I'm still running 5.0.6, and the blog states that 5.0.7 is required for iPhone support through ZimbraMobile, so perhaps that will address my GAL issue. Otherwise, the useful information is that it pretty much works even with 5.0.6.

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    Hopefully soon, this is definitely something that needs to be done on the zimbra side.

    Also it would be nice in the iPhone safari version to have the option to invite attendees so that it can overcome this obvious missing feature in the native iPhone calendar app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevan Bennett View Post
    So, having acquired a new iPhone, the first test was to hook it up to Zimbra.

    The process was surprisingly painless, I selected "Exchange" as the server, plugged in my Zimbra credentials, and was off.

    The Calendar works beautifully. New appointments appear like magic, and my selection of Accept/Maybe/Decline updates the server perfectly.

    My personal Contacts also sync in beautifully and edits appear to move back and forth the way they should.

    The Corporate Directory (which I presume should equate to the GAL), unfortunately, remains blank. Hopefully clever people somewhere will figure out either the right software for the iPhone side or the right tweaks to Zimbra to make this work.

    Mail works as advertised as well, although when I read from Thunderbird I need to remember to 'Compact' my INBOX occasionally. Otherwise messages that I copied elsewhere or "deleted" still appear in the phone until the next sync occurs (or I re-delete them there). Changes made from ZWC update correctly.

    There does not appear to be any 'Notes' support.

    So, overall, excellent out-of-the-box Zimbra compatibility. Not having the Directory/GAL search working will need to be resolved before I can authorize a wider corporate deployment, but it's very usable.
    So i am trying to also enter with exchange in the iphone 3g but always get verification failed. Our server url is http://domain.tld: port#otherthan80. I have also tried http://domain.tld: port#otherthan80/zimbra but get the same error. Can you share how you entered your exchange info into the iphone (not the exact info but the syntax)?
    Last edited by carnold; 08-08-2008 at 02:03 PM.

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