1. mastrcruse's Avatar
    I got this phone to transition from my blackberry. I need my Outlook calendar, emails, contacts, tasks to stay synced with the phone.

    I've seen mixed things but do I need to get touchdown app to have the calendar and tasks work?

    Thanks
    09-18-2011 05:33 PM
  2. locationman52's Avatar
    I don't know what touchdown is but Outlook can be synced using the native Android account sync. It has worked well for me since moving to Android last summer. Just go to Settings, Accounts and Sync, Add Account, Microsoft Exchange, and put in the information. You can customize the sync schedule as well.
    09-18-2011 05:55 PM
  3. gmichie's Avatar
    Android will work but personally I prefer touchdown. More full-featured and seamless.
    09-18-2011 06:22 PM
  4. HalizDad's Avatar
    Android will work perfectly on your calendar if you sync it and configures nicely with Outlook. Depending on how your work email server is configured, you may have to use Touchdown. I have to use Touchdown for work email. No way around it.
    09-18-2011 10:15 PM
  5. blitz118's Avatar
    Is anyone having issues with touchdown not working with the phone? Everything is setup, but the emails are not syncing.
    09-19-2011 04:26 PM
  6. mastrcruse's Avatar
    Does this mean they can track everything I do or just write the phone clean if they fire me? a
    09-19-2011 07:42 PM
  7. mastrcruse's Avatar
    I recieved the pdf that has instructions to connect both with touchdown and without. When setting up the new account though without touchdown it tells me that my work is able to change things in my device remotely. I don't want them to have power over my device. Is touchdown a better way to keep them out of my device?
    09-19-2011 11:20 PM
  8. blitz118's Avatar
    I recieved the pdf that has instructions to connect both with touchdown and without. When setting up the new account though without touchdown it tells me that my work is able to change things in my device remotely. I don't want them to have power over my device. Is touchdown a better way to keep them out of my device?
    No, they can remote wipe the phone if they want to.
    09-19-2011 11:41 PM
  9. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Touchdown for sure. The built in email app is terrible in my opinion.

    Blitz: is it configured for Activesync?

    Mastrcruse: probably not. When you connect, they are probably pushing an AS policy to your phone. If you go to Advanced Setting and then scroll down to the bottom, check out what it says for security policies.
    09-19-2011 11:42 PM
  10. mastrcruse's Avatar
    Thanks blitz and cory. With either can my company troll my phone and restrict how I use my phone our just auto wipe remotely? Will touchdown give me a little more privacy?
    09-19-2011 11:53 PM
  11. blitz118's Avatar
    Touchdown for sure. The built in email app is terrible in my opinion.

    Blitz: is it configured for Activesync?

    Mastrcruse: probably not. When you connect, they are probably pushing an AS policy to your phone. If you go to Advanced Setting and then scroll down to the bottom, check out what it says for security policies.
    Yes, it is configured for active sync, but I cannot see any emails in the folders. I still have my evo 3d and it's receiving emails constantly.
    09-20-2011 12:15 AM
  12. blitz118's Avatar
    Thanks blitz and cory. With either can my company troll my phone and restrict how I use my phone our just auto wipe remotely? Will touchdown give me a little more privacy?
    I don't think they can troll your phone.
    09-20-2011 12:19 AM
  13. blitz118's Avatar
    It's working now. I refreshed the folders then re-add them and the emails populated the folders. I sent a test email to myself and it read out that it was from me, and the subject line. My evo 3d did not do that. Now I have to figure out how to turn that off.
    09-20-2011 12:44 AM
  14. blitz118's Avatar
    I had speak notification checked off on the email alerts.
    09-20-2011 12:54 AM
  15. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Nah they are likely only using a policy that allows them to wipe your device if it's lost or stolen. They might also require you to enter a pin when you unlock the screen.
    09-20-2011 03:04 AM
  16. mastrcruse's Avatar
    So my company made my mind up for me. Since this device is so new, my company doesn't support it being directly on the network...so Touchdown it is.
    09-20-2011 08:39 AM
  17. mastrcruse's Avatar
    Any recommendations on getting my calendar from the exchange to my calendar on my Android?
    09-20-2011 09:50 AM
  18. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Export into a CSV and then upload it to Gmail. At least they are letting you use Touchdown. Not ideal, but a good outcome in some ways.
    09-20-2011 09:54 AM
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