Please help me figure out if my IT department will support corporate email on the iPhone.
I asked IT already, but I don't understand their response. This is likely my fault for asking an ill-formed question. Can someone translate this for me? Here is the exchange:
Q: "...do we support Exchange Activesync for mobile email on non-Blackberry devices (like the Samsung Blackjack)? I ask because Apple announced yesterday that the iPhone will be supporting Activesync in June and I’m wondering if CompanyX employees will have their iPhones supported."
A: "We do not support the IMAP mail protocol at CompanyX, so ActiveSync will not work. Currently, our infrastructure only supports Blackberry Enterprise Server or Good Mobile Messaging for mobile devices."
My understanding of this stuff is pretty much limited to this slide
shown during the Apple press conference yesterday. That slide gave me some hope that the iPhone would plug right into our infrastructure the way Windows Mobile devices do.
The part that really confuses me is the reference to IMAP--do we need an IMAP server to run Activesync? This blog post
, for example, makes me think that is not the case.
I'm not trying to fight IT over this issue, I'm just trying to understand their explanation.