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Exchange ActiveSync Error

A customers Windows Mobile Phone stopped syncing e-mails, etc, looking at the server we could see this error within the logs.

_Event Type:      Error
Event Source:    Server ActiveSync
Event Category: None
Event ID:           3005

Unexpected Exchange mailbox Server error: Server: [servername.domain.local] User: [user’s e-mail address] https status code: [400]. Verify that the Exchange mailbox Server is working correctly._

After following the instructions linked to within in the error (that was after getting off the floor because the link actually worked), the problem still wasn’t resolved.

After a little Googling and not getting very far.  I noticed on another server that worked you could get to https://server/exchange/owa both internally and externally but only externally on the server that wasn’t working and the error code I received was a https:400, which is the same code mentioned in the description.

This is a SBS 2003 box, so I ran the firewall wizard and after that I could get to https://server/exchange/owa internally as well as internally and the Windows Mobile Phone started syncing again. Problem resolved. :-)

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