An iPhone can provide access to Microsoft Outlook. Email, calendars and contacts can all be shared between a computer with iTunes installed and an iPhone. The Outlook calendar will sync with the Apple iPhone calendar and the Outlook contact list will sync with the Apple iPhone contacts. Email can be set up to be sent and received from both devices.
Mail can be synchronized with Outlook, MobileME, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL mail. On the iPhone, inside the "Settings" icon, there is an "Add Account" option that walks you through adding a mail account to the iPhone. When the iPhone is connected to a computer, look in iTunes under the "Devices > Info" tab to find settings that will sync Outlook and other mail accounts with the iPhone email application.
The Outlook calendar can be synchronized with the iPhone calendar. With iTunes installed, connect the iPhone to the computer, which will automatically open the iTunes program. In the "Devices > Info" section, there is a "Sync Calendars" option that will sync the Outlook calendar with the iPhone calendar.
To sync the contacts inside Outlook to the iPhone, connect the iPhone to your computer. Inside of the iTunes application on the computer, under the "Devices > Info" tab, there is an option to sync contacts that should be checked.
Each time the iPhone is plugged into the computer with Outlook and iTunes installed, a synchronization will occur to copy any changes made on the iPhone to Outlook and any changes on Outlook to the iPhone. The synchronization box must have a checkmark beside it for the synchronization to occur. The options available in "Devices > Info" will allow Outlook mail, contacts and calendars to be updated each time the phone is plugged into the computer. Outlook mail will be received via the iPhone as well as on the computer when it is set up to do so on both the computer and iPhone.
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