Use AppleScript to read ActiveSync Sent Items in Entourage

[Download the Read ActiveSync Sent Items script]

Exchange users with new iPhones are re-discovering an old bug where messages sent through ActiveSync for mobile devices do not appear properly in both Entourage 2004 and Entourage 2008. The messages sometimes look like a mix of HTML, E-mail headers and what’s left of the original message or they look like an unintelligible jumble of letters and numbers. The recipient and the subject are also empty.

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Optimize Entourage to better work with Exchange

Why is connecting Entourage to Exchange is so tricky sometimes? Mail might work but public folders don’t appear. Maybe the Global Address List (GAL) just doesn’t work. Or maybe getting new messages is just very slooow. The solutions to these problems lie with knowing when to use the right server, knowing how Entourage talks with Exchange and tweaking other software to reduce interference.

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How Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server

Recommended reading: Amir Haque’s blog post: How Does Entourage Work? The article explains how Entourage works with a mailbox on an Exchange Server. This blog article will encompass the currently supported versions of Entourage & Exchange Server, i.e. Entourage 2004 & 2008, and Exchange 2000, 2003 & 2007. Let’s list all the different features in Entourage for which it needs to talk to Exchange Server or any other server in a Windows Active Directory based . . .

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Entourage requires Legacy Applications software for functionality with Exchange Server 2007

Businesses are slow to adopt new technologies. They need time and resources to test and deploy updates and upgrades to prevent adversely affecting the core tools of their organization.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is one of these new technologies and is only just beginning to be deployed in corporate envionments. I’ve now seen two reports where a default installation of the server software does not support Microsoft Entourage 2004.

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Why does syncing play Gossip with my contacts?

When Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at Macworld 2007, I was one of the thousands of attendees gawking at the phone in its crystal case flanked with security guards. The announcement generated more questions than answers. As an Entourage 2004 user and a prospective iPhone owner I wanted to hear “… and it will sync with Entourage!” but nobody knew until a short while before the iPhone was released in June that it would indeed . . .

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