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These instructions were developed using a Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.3.  Setup may vary slightly between other versions.

Instructions

  1. Tap Tools -> Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts at the top.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  5. A page called Add an Exchange ActiveSync account appears.
  6. Enter the following:
    1. Email address: your full UAlbany Mail email address (jdoe@albany.edu)
    2. Password: your UAlbany Mail password
  7. Tap Next.  Your phone will retrieve setup information from the UAlbany Mail system.
  8. When prompted, tap OK to allow outlook.office365.com to remotely control some security features on your phone (required).
  9. A page called Account options appears.  You will generally wish to accept all the defaults or perhaps increase the Period to sync Calendar setting.
  10. Click Next.
  11. A page called Activate device administrator appears.  Click Activate (required).
  12. Your UAlbany Mail Inbox will now sync with your phone.  This may take several minutes depending on the size of your Inbox.  Your calendar, contacts and tasks will also sync depending on which account options you selected.