What is ActiveSync?

ActiveSync is the system that allows you to synchronise emails, contacts, calendars between our mail servers and your mobile device (iPhone, Windows Mobile Device, etc).

Although our mail servers already include synchronisation capabilities as standard, the Exchange ActiveSync add-on is the only synchronization method that uses direct push technology to automatically provide users with over-the-air access to email and collaboration items. Syncing mailboxes with most smartphones is quick, easy, and automatic with Exchange ActiveSync. Plus, the always-up-to-date feature of Exchange ActiveSync ensures changes to collaboration items are automatically recorded in both the mailbox/webmail and the mobile device in real time.

Push email utilises a mail delivery system with real-time capability to “push” email through to the client's mobile device as soon as it arrives, rather than requiring the client to poll and collect or pull mail manually. With push email the client’s mobile device is constantly updated with arriving email without user intervention. Smartphones often announce new mail arrival with an alert.

Please note that to be able to use ActiveSync you will need an ActiveSync (Exchange) compatible mobile device.

ActiveSync is available for only £10 + VAT per mailbox per year and can be purchased as an addon via http://www.qbic.co.uk/members.

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