SmarterMail 15.x Help
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Synchronized Devices

SmarterMail Enterprise uses multiple data synchronization technologies to sync mailbox data with email clients and mobile devices:

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is an optional add-on that syncs SmarterMail mailboxes with most smartphones and tablets and Outlook 2015.
  • Exchange Web Services is an optional add-on that seamlessly syncs SmarterMail messages, contacts, calendars and tasks to third-party email clients that support the protocol, including Microsoft Outlook 2015 for Mac from Office 365, Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac, Apple Mail, the Outlook client for iPad and eM Client.
  • SyncML is a platform-independent information synchronization standard that syncs SmarterMail contacts, calendars, and tasks with Outlook, Thunderbird, and most smartphones.
  • CalDAV is an extension of the WebDAV protocol that syncs SmarterMail calendars with Macs, iPads, iPhones, and other devices/applications that use the technology.
  • CardDAV is an extension of the WebDAV protocol that syncs SmarterMail contacts with Macs, iPads, iPhones, Thunderbird and other devices/applications that use the technology.
  • The Add to Outlook feature within the SmarterMail webmail interface uses two-way synchronization technology to sync SmarterMail calendars, contacts, and tasks with Outlook 2007 or higher and provides read-only capability for Outlook 2003.

For more information regarding the different synchronization methods available for SmarterMail and/or your device, please refer to Synchronizing with SmarterMail.

To view a list of devices synced with SmarterMail, click the settings icon. Then expand the My Settings folder in the navigation pane and click Synchronized Devices. A list of all previous sync connections will load in the content pane and the following columns will be available:

  • Name - The identifier for the device or protocol connecting to SmarterMail. Note: Users may not be able to edit the name of some devices.
  • Type - The synchronization protocol used to connect with SmarterMail. Examples include Exchange ActiveSync, Exchange Web Services, SyncML and Add To Outlook. Some protocol types may match the Name.
  • Last Sync - The date the device or protocol last connected to SmarterMail.

In general the following options are available from the content pane toolbar:

  • Edit - Edits the device connection information. Note: Some devices, such as CardDav or CalDav, cannot be edited.
  • Delete - Deletes the selected sync connection(s). Note: In general, users should not delete a sync connection, as this may cause the device to stop functioning with SmarterMail. Deleting a connection is only recommended if you are experiencing issues and want to completely re-configure the device's connection to SmarterMail.

Remote Wipe

Remote wipe is a feature that allows users to reset a device sycned using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync back to its original factory settings, quickly and easily, right from the webmail interface. This is especially handy for devices that are lost or stolen as it can prevent personal information that is stored on the device from falling into the wrong hands. The best thing is that any information stored in SmarterMail, including any notes, tasks, emails, contacts, calendar items, etc., will still be available when a new device, or even a recovered device, is re-synced with the account.