[OT] m$ activesync with cyrus backend

lartc lartc at manchotnetworks.net
Thu Sep 18 10:35:03 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 16:00 +0200, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
> --On 16. September 2008 18:31:31 +0000 Andy Fiddaman <cyrus at fiddaman.net> 
> wrote:
> > ; is there a way to mimic exchange server in the linux environment where i
> > ; can keep my cyrus/postfix/amavis install -- is there a linux app that
> > ; speaks "exchange"?
> >
> > Z-Push (http://z-push.sourceforge.net/) does the job nicely. I use that
> > for my iPhone with Cyrus as the backend.
> After I read that, I am now trying to get that to work. I don't have any 
> ActiveSync-capable clients myself, but a colleague of mine has a Windows 
> Mobile cell phone. He managed to configure the account, the login to our 
> Cyrus server is successful, but nothing is synchronized. I've enabled 
> debug.txt, but there's nothing enlightening to be found there.
> What's more, without having gotten it to work, I fail to see what the 
> advantage over a proper IMAP account is. I don't see how there could be an 
> actual push component with such a setup. Maybe I'm missing something?
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hi sebastian,

essentially what's happening here is that apple's sdk has no api
connections to calender/tasks/notes/etc -- only contacts. so without
jailbreaking the iphone, the only way to sync without wires is MobileME
or exchange. my users a hyper paranoid, so MobileME isn't possible, and
installing m$ exchange is also not a solution. only other way is to
jailbreak the iphone and install the latest/uncertified funambol
connector and then you can sync wirelessly.

i was wondering if anyone had come up with an exchange proxy of sorts,
allowing us to specify cyrus for mail, funambol or ldap for
contacts/calenders/etc. this way we could use the native certified
exchange connector in the phone to sync.


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