What would I need to ask my server “administrator” to do to enable OWA to forward mail?

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Microsoft Outlook
Outlook Web Access
Hi I currently have to access my work e-mail via Microsoft's OWA and as I am not always able to access a pc I would like to access it via my phone using Gmail after its been forwarded from OWA. I have tried setting up a rule that would forward all mail but it doesn't work. Would I be right in think that there needs to be something done on our Exchange 2003 server? The person who looks after the server is a non techie type and would probably have no clue how to do it, they can't even tell me the server details so that I can use Outlook Express, anything that normally needs business IT support is bought in, however I look after a Windows 2003 server (they arn't linked) and can normally do most tasks. If I know how to do this and have the correct details they might (though unlikely!) let me have a go. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Find out if activesync is enabled for your exchange account. Typically on Exchange 2003 it is enabled by default but your organization can choose to disable it for all and enable for only those who have permission. That’s how we have it set up. But if the default settings have not been changed you can sync your phone. Try going through the setup to create an exchange account on your phone. If it works you won’t even have to ask about it. If it does not work you will need to ask to have your account enabled for active sync. Then it is up to your company as to whether they allow it for personal devices or not. If they do, you won’t have to worry about forwarding at all.

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  • Ghdineshs
    Hi Allanco, as your report your requirement is forward all mails which are coming to your Inbox to Gmail account. Its really easy to do with exchange and i will outline the steps 1. Create a Contact Object in the Active Directory which is having your Gmail Address. 2. now login to Exchange 2003 server and open Active Directory users and computers snap in 3. find your user object and open up properties. 4. there u will see a tap call "Exchange General" 5. On that Tap you can see a button named as "delivery Options" 6. click the button and u can find forwarding address field. 7. Browse the AD and select the contact object what u have created in the 1 step. 8 That it, Done regards ghdineshs
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  • Robert Stewart
    This is probably against the companies acceptable use policy if there is one in place. I understand why your tech does not want to give you their mail server details. If they decide to fire you god forbid, they would have no way of stopping you from using their company email that you have sent to an external email account on which they have no authority. They can disable your account if your fired which would stop any new email from arriving to the external account but again they would have no way of stopping you from using any previous email sent to said account. Very good business practices, IMHO.
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  • RoninV
    Why not simply set up a rule in Outlook, and forward all incoming email to your Gmail address?
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