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News: Latest version of Mail for Exchange 2.9 (Built 158) for Nokia

April 1, 2009

Nokia released a latest version of “Mail for Exchange” version 2.9. If you use Microsoft Exchange and own a Nokia Symbian phone, go and download the latest version from the Nokia Business Site.

However, a quick check reveal that it is only available for Nokia E71, E51, E63, E66, N73 and N95 (8GB).

Snippets from the Release Notes (Improvements):

• Access Point Groups/Destinations – Mail for Exchange can now actively switch between WiFi and GPRS connections automatically if your phone supports Destinations. This feature is only available on S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 and S60 5th Edition phones. To identify your device, visit this site: (See your phone User Guide for details about Destinations.)

• Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, are disabled by default on new installs. This is to prevent users from inadvertently losing Calendar, Contacts and Task data.

• When editing your Out of Office (OoO) message on the the device, Mail for Exchange retrieves the current OoO message from the server when the setting/tab is accessed and OoO is set to “Yes”, instead of periodically as in previous versions. This may cause a short delay and requires connectivity with the server.

• Much better battery life in adverse network conditions. If the Mail for Exchange client can’t maintain a connection to the Exchange Server, it automatically switches to polling every 15 minutes. The client will switch back to Always on at the next scheduled period.

• Mail for Exchange setting tabs are no longer dynamically displayed, instead all tabs are always displayed.

• Manage your device by name instead of IMEI via Outlook Web Access (OWA) email client (if account allows). Users of OWA can perform device management features on their phone clients such as wiping the device. The phone model name is now visible in the status field. This is helpful for users who are synchronizing several phones.

• Pictures in contacts are now synchronized.

Snippets from the Release Notes (Bug fixes):

Meeting with several attendees: Meetings in the calendar with a large number of attendees (>1000) will now synchronize successfully. Only the first 20 meeting participants will be shown in the meeting.

Reply/forward to a completely fetched email: When you try to reply to or forward a large email (180K < message body < 200K) that has been fully downloaded there are no longer any issues.

Deleting access point used by Mail for Exchange: Mail for Exchange now gives an error when a Company Directory (GAL) search is performed and the access point used by Mail for Exchange has been deleted from the device.

Company directory crashes: Several company directory crashes have been fixed.

Synchronization issues with Exchange 2007 servers: Some events were causing the calendar synchronization to stop working. These have been corrected.

Missing calendar events with Exchange 2007 servers: Updates to calendar events are now handled correctly.

Mail for Exchange doesn’t sync when Encryption is turned on for E66 and E71: Mail for Exchange and device software updates now allow for Mail for Exchange to synchronize when encryption is turned on.

Guatemalan Daylight Savings Time calendar events were ‘off’ by 1 hour: Calendar events in Guatemalan Daylight Savings time are now correct. The change may also affect other time zones.

Memory Full: Mail for Exchange now properly stops synchronizing when memory is full and restarts when memory is freed.

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Updates: Mail for Exchange Ver 2.3

March 22, 2008

Mail for Exchange, Nokia’s enterprise. push email solution based on Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync protocol, has yet again received an upgrade. The most recent version is Mail for Exchange 2.3.

It is quite impressive to see the frequency of Nokia updates Mail for Exchange. It seems as if a new version is available every other month or so. Considering the fact that the solution is free I am amazed by the constant updates. Sure, not all the updates are major but I rather have many, incremental updates and tweaks rather than wait a year for some big, bundled update.

Download the latest version here.

Mail for Exchange 2.3

Anyway, the new version includes one fix/new feature:

When trying to synchronize with a server that has an expired certificate, the user is now given the choice of continuing the synchronization. Previously, the scenario resulted in an error and the synchronization was stopped. (From the Release Notes)

If you don’t have a Microsoft Exchange account but still want to try out the Mail for Exchange and a push email based solution I suggest you sign up for a free Exchange account with Mail2Web. They offer a great, free service.

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