What Non-Blackberry Phone Can Sync Subfolders?
June 25, 2008 10:41 AM   Subscribe

Can you recommend a phone that will sync Exchange sub-folders? Getting a BES isn't an option. A phone on AT&T Wireless is preferred.

I work for a small business as the IT support guy. The CFO wants to get a new phone to replace his 3 year old Treo. The one thing he wants his phone to do is sync Exchange sub-folders so that as emails come in he can file them.

We don't have the money for a BES so blackberries are out of the question. Do Windows Mobile phones sync sub-folders? Any other phones you can recommend?
posted by nokry56 to Technology (7 answers total)
My 8525 does it (I'm sure the tilt would, too) and I am on AT&T; it's a feature of Windows Mobile. If you want some help setting it up to do so, shoot me an email.
posted by ThFullEffect at 11:32 AM on June 25, 2008

Cant you just subscribe to the subfolders via IMAP? No need for BES if IMAP is running on your server. Im not familiar with the BB IMAP implementation but if its full featured then it should allow this.
posted by damn dirty ape at 11:52 AM on June 25, 2008

Oh wait, youre not buying a BB.

Okay then you have a lot of options:

1. Windows Active Sync does this wirelessly with the exchange connector. Although I dont think Ive ever moved items from one folder to another, but I would be surprised if it didnt let you. Your server must support the exchange connector. I dont think the plain-jane exchange install does.

2. IMAP as mentioned above.
posted by damn dirty ape at 11:56 AM on June 25, 2008

BESX is free for one phone. I use it.
posted by SirStan at 12:46 PM on June 25, 2008

If you can wait a few weeks the 3G iPhone should do it.
posted by bitdamaged at 12:51 PM on June 25, 2008

Seconding bitdamaged. The new iPhone 3Gs have Windows ActiveSync baked in, which will meet your boss's needs.
posted by enrevanche at 3:34 AM on June 26, 2008

Wow. Should have done better research. BESX is perfect for us. Thanks!
posted by nokry56 at 11:20 AM on July 2, 2008

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