mSuite version 5.08 was the first general release of mSuite that supported the iPhone.
mSuite version 5.09 was the first general release of mSuite that supported the iPod Touch.
mSuite version 5.15 added support for iOS4.
mSuite for iPhone has the following capabilities
2 way Mail support.
|•||Mail can also be synchronized on a schedule or on demand or received by push.|
|•||Send and receive attachments.|
|•||Search/retrieval of messages from server.|
|•||Support for Notes encrypted mail (Notes ID file must be imported in mSuite and user's mSuite password must be the same as Notes ID password).|
|•||Folder filing (note however that you cannot create, rename or delete folders on the device, this is a client limitation).|
|•||Supports 2 way synchronization of contact information. |
|•||Remote directory search to find contact information from Lotus Domino directories.|
Note - If you choose to synchronize contacts from Lotus Notes, your existing contacts on the mobile device will be removed. So make sure that all your personal contact information is included in your Notes/Domino contacts before enabling contact synchronization.
|•||2 Way calendar replication.|
|•||Meeting invitation processing (Accept, Accept Tentatively, Decline).|
|•||The iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) must be running version 3.0 or higher of the operating system.|
|•||The functionality of the solution is limited by the capabilities of the iOS device and its Exchange ActiveSync client. For example:|
- You cannot create, rename or delete a folder.
- Prior to iOS4, only one 'Exchange' mail account and calendar is allowed.
- 'Counter proposal' and 'Delegation' meeting notices appear as ordinary email messages - it is not possible to accept/decline them on the device.
- There is no support for synchronizing Tasks.
|•||The Out of Office function is not supported.|
Enabling HTML mail message bodies
From version 5.16 onwards, MIME email is automatically sent to the device in MIME or HTML format. In earlier versions, it is necessary to configure this. Click here for more information.
From version 5.16 onwards, there is an option to Convert Notes Rich Text messages to MIME. Click here for more information.
Configuring the iPhone
See Provisioning Devices > iOS devices.
With mSuite 5.15 and higher, it is recommended that you use the automatic provisioning process (see above) since this is easier for users and also provides the opportunity to lock the configuration and restrict the use of certain iOS functions.
On the iPhone, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar then Add Account... and select Microsoft Exchange.
|1.||The initial screen will allow you to enter your email address.|
|2.||If you are connecting via the CSC, enter your mSuite 'Alias' name in the Domain field. If you do not know your 'Alias', open the mSuite admin console, right click on the database name (immediately below "mSuite Administration Console") then use All Tasks > Generate Provisioning Portal SMS Message The Alias appears after 'Alias': and before 'cdzprov'|
|3.||Enter your mSuite Username. This is your mSuite account name which will normally be your Domino short name, but it depends on how your mSuite account is configured. If your Domino account has multiple short names configured, it must be the first one listed in the person document in the Domino directory.|
|4.||Enter your mSuite Password. This will normally be the Internet password from the person document in the Domino directory. However, mSuite supports several authentication methods so check which one you are using and then use the relevant password.|
|5.||When you continue, the device will try to Auto-Enroll, this will fail and then you will be able to enter a Server address.|
If you are using the CSC, enter eas.commontime.com in the Server field.
If you are using your own mSuite Proxy, enter the address of your mSuite Proxy server using <hostname>:<port> where <hostname> is the host name or IP address of the Proxy and <port> is the port that the Proxy listens on for incoming connections through the outer firewall. For example mail.mydomain.com:1700
|6.||Also make sure that Mail, Contacts and Calendars are ON (if you wish them all to synchronize).|
|7.||You may be warned that, if you synchronize Contacts, existing iPhone contacts will be lost.|
See also: Configuring the Exchange Adapter