So your IPhone is not getting Exchange email after setting up your account and it verifying the account during the setup?

Here is what may be going on.

The ‘Cannot Get Mail.  The connection to the server failed’ error may be the cause of a simple mis-configuration in the Microsoft Active Directory services for that user. To see if it is this issue you will need to open the Active Directory Users and Computers, Select the VIEW menu from the top and click on “Advanced Features”. Now open the properties on the user having the issue and select the “Security” tab. Under this tab will be windows with user accounts listed and a “Advanced button” at the bottom. Select this button and find the check box “Include Inheritable permissions from this object’s parent” . If this is the problem you will find the box “unchecked”. Just check the box and try again. You should see mail start to flow.





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67 Responses to “[Solved] IPhone passes Exchange 2010 setup but then gets ‘Cannot Get Mail. The connection to the server failed’”

  1. Dummy says:

    Solved… after 3 years. Thank you

  2. Dan Morin says:

    Another reason this can happen: ActiveSync policy requires phone to have a password. iPhone should display a message indicating this policy, but sometimes it flashes up too fast to see what it says.

  3. David says:

    Awesome! Been pulling my hair out on this. This fixed it.

  4. Ben says:

    Thanks a lot, this solved my problem after several hours of trying to figure this out.

  5. Haider Ali says:

    Thank you very much, this sorted the issue out for me..!!

  6. Jim Smith says:

    You are awesome!! Thank you very much!!

  7. Jean says:

    Thank you so much. I have been scratching my head on this one. You rock!!! Thank you again.

  8. Ray Davies says:

    This totally worked for me too. Well Done and Thanks a million.

  9. David says:

    amazing, thank you.

  10. Thepul says:

    This worked like a charm. This issue was in IOS, Android… this solution fixed all

  11. jc says:

    Hello from 2016. This worked for us. Thanks for the solution

  12. Aaron G says:

    This worked for me. FYI enable inheritance is the same as checking the box to include inheritance

  13. Sergio says:

    I Just loooooove u 🙂

  14. DrJeff says:

    Worked for me. Thanks for posting!!

  15. Matt H says:

    Many thanks for this. It also works for Exchange 2013. Something we would never have tried!!!

  16. Kyle says:

    OMG!!! Been working on this for a while now and this frickin worked!!!! I can’t believe it. No other post, not even Microsoft had a fix. THANK YOU BIG TIME!!!

  17. frank says:

    Iphone email got the below message:

    OWA and outlook worked fine. 1 of 2 things resolved:

    1. I logged into OWA. Chose Options > Selected Mobile Phones > Clicked the old phones in the list on the right and clicked the message “Remove Device from List…”

    2. Opened his Exchange properties. Went to Mailbox Features > Clicked Exchange ActiveSync > Disabled. Applied, then hit enable.

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