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Our company just moved to MS Exchange server from Domino. I do not want to connect my personal phone to the company's exchange server just because the company can remote wipe my phone. When we were using Lotus Notes, I was able to setup a rule to forward selected (notifications from a web service) emails to my gmail address and was working very well. In outlook I was able to set up a similar Rule but it did not work.

After searching a little bit I found that it's a setting in Exchange server and by default (And for security purposes) it does not allow rules to forward emails to external email addresses. i know this policy is there for a reason but is there any way to work around it?

Now I found Google Calendar Sync that syncs my work calendar with my google account calendar. Is there something similar for email?


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Working around IT policy not a great idea. Grounds for termination in many places. –  Dave M Mar 31 '11 at 20:47
@DaveM I absolutely agree with that. @shadowfoxmi I'm curious - where did you read that there is a default policy preventing forwarding in Exchange? From experience, I've never heard of a policy, let alone a default one, that prevents the forwarding of emails to a mail-enabled contact. It would surprise me if they can't just set up a simple forward on the Exchange Server. I would speak to your IT guys and ask them to add it for you. –  Kez Mar 31 '11 at 20:58
Doesn't your Exchange server support IMAP for email access? Remote wipe doesn't work with that. –  grawity Mar 31 '11 at 21:12
I would definitely ask your IT guys to setup a forward in Exchange if you can, as it will bypass this setting. If they won't do it because of "company security policies", DaveM is dead right with his comment. –  Kez Mar 31 '11 at 21:20

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