How to: Setup Exchange in the new Nokia Messaging application
I posted my initial thoughts on the Nokia E75 and wanted to share with you how to setup your Exchange server since it took me over 20 minutes to figure out that Mail For Exchange was integrated in the new Nokia Messaging application with the settings for Calendar, Contacts, and To Dos hidden even deeper in the operating system.
If you are reading this then you now know that MFE is integrated so you won’t have to spend time downloading MFE through the Download utility or Nokia Business website. You won’t find MFE as a separate utility or application like you may have seen on earlier devices. To start off with launch the email setup wizard with the first step to enter your email address and then password. You will then be prompted to select the email type (Exchange or POP/IMAP). You then enter server specific info and follow the steps to get email up and running. Your email should now be up and running. So how do we get the rest of the Exchange data to sync up?
Go to General settings and select Email. Global settings let you set how email appears (number of lines, preview, dividers, etc.). By selecting MFE, you can then customize the Mailbox, What to sync, and When to sync.
Scrolling down to Personal Information Management and opening it up gives you a page with Applications label on it. Select and open this up and you will see you now have the ability to setup your Calendar, Contacts, and To-do apps. These are the same type of settings you see in MFE on other devices.
You can also access these same settings mentioned above by selecting the Email utility stored on your device.
I used to bounce back and forth between MFE and RoadSync, but it looks like MFE may have just beat RoadSync with this latest Nokia client due in large part to the following utility. You can go to the Email utility and select to search your Exchange server for a contact. Once you find a contact using the Directory utility you can choose to save the person to your Contacts application, make a voice call, send a text message, send an email, send a meeting request, or send an audio message. The ability to send a meeting request is something I have only seen on Windows Mobile devices in the past and with this capability I WILL be using the E75 even more than ever before.
UPDATE: I just downloaded Nokia Messaging version 1.1 from the Nokia Email site onto my E71. As you go through the Nokia Email setup wizard you have the option to add a Corporate email account and then MFE settings are prompted for in the next few displays. I thought MFE may have been integrated like we see on the E75, but after you get a bit further the latest MFE client is downloaded and installed so the MFE integration is not part of version 1.1. In the About section on the E75, Nokia Messaging appears as version 2.0 so it looks like 2.0 is where MFE gets integrated. I have no information on when this version will be available for download to existing devices.