Syncing Microsoft Outlook Contacts and Calendar events via MailEnable Synchronisation Services.


SUMMARY

This article provides information on methods of syncing Microsoft Outlook's Contacts and Calendar events for a mailbox via the MailEnable synchronization services. I.e.:

  • MailEnable MAPI Connector for Outlook (only available in MailEnable Enterprise and Enterprise Premium editions).
  • MailEnable Synchronization Service via CalDAV/CardDAV (requires a third-party Microsoft Outlook plugin).
  • MailEnable ActiveSync (Only supported in Microsoft Outlook 2013 onwards).

DETAIL

Method 1: MailEnable MAPI Connector for Outlook

The MailEnable MAPI Connector for Outlook connects to the MailEnable server via the MailEnable IMAP service and uses extended IMAP commands. It provides a solution for full Outlook synchronization of emails, contacts, calendar events and tasks along with mailbox sharing support.

Documentation:  http://www.mailenable.com/MailEnable_Connector_for_Outlook.pdf

Download: http://www.mailenable.com/MESetup.exe

Method 2: MailEnable Synchronization Service via CalDAV/CardDAV

Microsoft Outlook does not provide any native options to synchronise Contacts and Calendar events via CalDAV/CardDAV protocols. However, third-party plugins are available. One application that has been tested with MailEnable is the 'OpenProtocols Connector' (http://www.arpdev.com/).

Documentation: http://www.arpdev.com/docs/OpenProtocols_User_Guide.pdf

Download: http://www.arpdev.com/OPSetup.exe

Method 3: MailEnable ActiveSync

Microsoft implemented the ability to synchronise Outlook via third party EAS (Exchange ActiveSync) servers in versions 2013 onwards. Unlike the 'MailEnable MAPI Connector' and 'OpenProtocols Connector' it does not require any third-party plugins to be installed in Outlook.

MailEnable ActiveSync Deployment guide: http://www.mailenable.com/activesync/EAS_Deployment_Guide.pdf



Product:MailEnable (All Versions)
Article:ME020658
Module:HTTPMail
Keywords:caldav,dav,sync,Outlook,EAS,activesync,synchronisation
Class:HOWTO: Product Instructions
Revised:Monday, February 6, 2017
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Publisher:MailEnable