ActiveSync for MDaemon: Windows Mobile Setup

MDaemon Messaging Server now includes support for Microsoft's ActiveSync, which is a separately licensed over-the-air (OTA) ActiveSync (AirSync) server. ActiveSync provides synchronization of a user's default and shared email, calendar, and contact data between their MDaemon / WorldClient account and an ActiveSync capable device.

ActiveSync for MDaemon installs along with MDaemon but it is a separate product from MDaemon and will only run as a trial for 30 days. The trial begins when you install MDaemon and enable ActiveSync for the first time.

Buy ActiveSync for MDaemon

NOTE: If you are upgrading MDaemon from an earlier version and have previously purchased an ActiveSync license, your current key will work for MDaemon 13.5. Beginning with MDaemon 14, the ActiveSync license will need to be renewed.

Enabling ActiveSync in MDaemon

MDaemon - ActiveSync

In MDaemon, ActiveSync can be enabled via a checkbox under the Setup | Mobile Device Management | ActiveSync menu.

NOTE: ActiveSync is a web-service extension and will not work if your web server (such as WorldClient) is not running on port 80 (for http) and/or port 443 (for https). ActiveSync will not work on other ports.

Windows Mobile Setup

    WARNING: When you enable ActiveSync for MDaemon the first time:
  • This action may wipe your existing contact and calendar data and replace it with your MDaemon data. Please keep in mind, you will be prompted before a wipe occurs. Due to this possibility, be sure you have a complete back up of your device before synchronizing the first time. You can consult your device's manual for instructions on how to back up your device.
  • All first time syncs with ActiveSync will be a one way sync from the server to the device! After the initial syncronization, the sync will become two way.
  • ActiveSync is a web-service extension, and will not work if your web- server (such as WorldClient) is not running on port 80 (for http) and/or port 443 (for https). ActiveSync will not work on other ports.

Windows Phone 8 Setup

The initial setup requires an SSL connection and Windows 8 Mail requires a configuration of a Microsoft account first before any other account can be created. Start the following instructions after the Microsoft account has been added.

From the device:

  1. Select the Mail Application
  2. Select add email account
  3. Select advanced setup
  4. Enter the email address and password
  5. Select next
  6. Select Exchange ActiveSync
  7. Enter the following information:
    • User name: User name for the MDaemon account (For example: user1)
    • Domain: Domain name for the email address (For example: example.com)
    • Server: Enter the FQDN or Public IP address of the MDaemon server (For example: mail.example.com)
  8. Select Sign in

Windows Phone 7 Setup

  1. Swipe left from the home screen.
  2. Tap Settings and then select Email and Accounts.
  3. Tap Add an Account and select Outlook.
  4. Select Advanced Setup.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • Email address: This is your full Email address (example: user01@example.com).
    • Password: This is the password for your Email account.
    • User name: This is your full Email address (example: user01@example.com).
    • Domain: This is the part of your Email address after the @ sign (example: example.com).
    • Server: The host name of the MDaemon server. (example: mail.examaple.com). If you do not know your server name, see your MDaemon administrator.
    • If the server requires a secure connection, then select the 'Server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection' box.
  6. Tap Sign In.
  7. After completing these steps, you should be able to send and receive email successfully.

Windows Mobile 6 Setup

  1. Start ActiveSync on your device.
  2. Touch set up your device to sync with it.
  3. Enter your Email address (example: user01@example.com).
  4. Uncheck Attempt to detect Exchange Server Settings automatically.
  5. Touch Next.
  6. Enter your Server address (example: domain123.example.com).
  7. Depending on your WorldClient server settings (with or without SSL), you may need to uncheck The server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection (enabled by default on most devices). Click Ok.
    • Note: If you uncheck The Server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection, you will receive a warning message: 'You are choosing to sync without a secure connection. This may put your password and personal data at risk.'
  8. Touch Next.
  9. Fill in the following fields:
  10. ActiveSync for MDaemon: Windows Mobile 6 Setup
    • Enter User name: The 'mailbox' portion of your Email address (example: user01).
    • Enter Password: Your Email password.
    • Enter Domain: The 'domain' portion of your Email address (exmaple: example.com).
    • Leave Save password selected to allow automatic synchronizations in the future.
  11. Touch Next.
  12. Check the box for each type of data you wish to sync (contacts, calendar, e-mail, tasks).
  13. Optional: If you would like to control the date range of the items loaded to the mobile device:
    • Touch Settings.
    • Select the period of time you would like synchronized.
    • Touch ok
  14. Touch Finish.
  15. The initial synchronization will start immediately. Wait for it to finish.
  16. Touch Menu.
  17. Touch Schedule.
  18. Adjust peak times to fit your schedule.
    • Note: The less frequently you synchronize, the longer your battery will last.
  19. Touch ok.
  20. Touch the X to close ActiveSync. Synchronizations will happen automatically in the background based on your schedule.
  21. After completing these steps, you should be able to send and receive email successfully.

Windows Mobile 5 Setup

  1. Start ActiveSync on your device.
  2. Touch set up your device to sync with it.
  3. Enter your Server address (example: domain123.example.com).
  4. Depending on your WorldClient server settings (with or without SSL), you may need to uncheck The server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection (enabled by default on most devices). Click Ok.
    • Note: If you uncheck The server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection, you will receive a warning message: 'You are choosing to sync without a secure connection. This may put your password and personal data at risk.'
  5. Touch Next.
  6. Fill in the following fields:
    • User name: The 'mailbox' portion of your Email address (example: user01).
    • Password: Your password.
    • Domain: The 'domain' portion of your Email address (example: example.com).
    ActiveSync for MDaemon: Windows Mobile 5 Setup
  7. Check Save password to allow automatic synchronizations in the future.
  8. Touch Next.
  9. Check the box for each type of data you wish to sync (contacts, calendar, e-mail, tasks).
  10. Optional: If you would like to control the date range of the items synchronized with the mobile device.
    • Touch Settings.
    • Select the period of time you would like synchronized from the 'Synchronize only the past' drop down menu.
    • Touch ok.
    • Touch Finish.
  11. The initial synchronization will start immediately. Wait for it to finish.
  12. Touch Menu.
  13. Touch Schedule.
  14. Adjust peak times to fit your schedule.
    • Note: The less often you synchronize, the longer your battery will last.
  15. Touch ok.
  16. Touch the X to close ActiveSync. Synchronizations will happen automatically in the background.
  17. After completing these steps, you should be able to send and receive email successfully.

Return to the Mobile Device Management page.