enables synchronization of the following folder types
Windows Mobile 2002 supports protocol ActiveSync 1.0.
Kerio MailServer must use commercial certificates of an authority supported by the device (VeriSign, CyberTrust, Thawte and Entrust). In such a case no connection problems should occur.
Kerio MailServer uses a certificate authorized by an internal certification authority. In such a case, it is necessary to install a root certificate on the device.
To get information on how to install such certificates, contact your network administrator. Guidelines for installation of the certificate on Windows Mobile 2002 are available in section 4.2 SSL Certificates.
Before the starting to configurate, it is necessary to check if connection of the device to network is set correctly (required for connection to the mailserver). This can be tested for example by using Internet Explorer to connect to Kerio WebMail (see chapter 1.2 Authentication to Kerio WebMail).
If the connection does not fail, you can start to set ActiveSync:
Open the Start menu and run ActiveSync (see figure 4.1 The Start menu).
In the ActiveSync application, click on Tools and select Options from the menu (see figure 4.2 ActiveSync, the Tools menu).
This opens the configuration dialog divided to several tabs.
To set direct connection between the device and Kerio MailServer, open the Server tab (see figure 4.3 ActiveSync — basic server configuration).
The Server tab (shown at figure 4.3 ActiveSync — basic server configuration) also includes settings of folder synchronization. The table includes all folders that can be synchronized by the application. Simply check those folders which should be synchronized.
The Calendar and Inbox folder and it opens a dialog where synchronization parameters for calendar and email can be set. The Contacts folder does not contain any other parameters.button also included in the dialog is active only upon clicking on the
Selection of the Calendar folder and a consequent clicking on opens a dialog with synchronization settings (see figure 4.4 ActiveSync — calendar synchronization settings). The dialog includes a menu where it can be set how old data will be synchronized.
New events will be synchronized without exception. However, to shorten the time needed for synchronization, it si possible to set the maximum age of events to be synchronized (it is not necessary to synchronize old data where the information is of lower relevance).
By default, the synchronization applies to the last two weeks of the calendar. This implies that the oldest updates are for the up-to-two-weeks olds events. If you need to synchronized also older data, change the settings. However, bear in mind that at least the first synchronization may take longer.
Selection of the Inbox folder and a consequent clicking on opens a dialog with email synchronization settings (see figure 4.5 ActiveSync — email synchronization settings). The dialog includes several options to customize synchronization:
Amount of messages to — this option allows to set how old messages will be synchronized. By default, messages up to three days old are included in the synchronization.
To save space, copy at most — only messages of the size up to the value set here will be synchronized.
Include file attachments — if this option is enabled, attachments are also included in synchronization.
Only if smaller than — the value entered in this option sets the maximum size of email attachments to be synchronized. Larger attachments are excluded from synchronization.
The settings described above help decrease time needed for synchronization as well as the load of the synchronization on network connection.
On the Server tab, use the Server name entry to specify Internet name of the server where your email account is created (at figure 4.3 ActiveSync — basic server configuration, address
mail.company.com is used).
On the Server tab (see figure 4.3 ActiveSync — basic server configuration), click on . This opens the Advanced Connection Options dialog box (shown at figure 4.6 ActiveSync — login data settings) with the Connection tab including the following information to be entered:
Use this entry to specify the user name used for authentication to Kerio MailServer.
Use this entry to specify the password used for authentication to Kerio MailServer.
Use this textfield to enter the email domain name (usually it is the part of your email address after the
If you do not wish to be asked for the login data by each startup of the synchronization, enable this option. If you want to use the feature of automatic synchronization, this option is required to be enabled.
Another section of the dialog is the Rules tab (see figure 4.7 ActiveSync — collision of the synchronization). The tab includes settings of what should be done if the synchronization collides.
Collisions might occur when some folders to be synchronized have been changed both on the server and on the device since the last synchronization. According to the parameters set here, ActiveSync will either beat the change performed on the server with the one applied on the device or the other way round. By default, the changes on the server overwrite the changes on the device. It is recommended to keep these settings.
Return to the Server tab (see figure 4.3 ActiveSync — basic server configuration) and open the Schedule tab. On this tab it is possible to define automatic synchronization (see figure 4.8 ActiveSync — automatic synchronization settings):
Synchronization settings applying to periods when the device can connect to the server via a desktop computer.
Synchronization settings applying to periods when the device cannot connect to the server via a desktop computer.
This option allows setting of closing of connection upon completion of synchronization.
Save the settings by the ActiveSync main window. This button can be used for manual synchronization whenever needed.button. To test whether the settings allow proper functionality, use the button in the