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General Settings for MIT Exchange via ActiveSync on Android

Below is a list of IS&T recommended settings for configuring Exchange on various Android 2.2+ devices. We've done our best to accommodate as many different Android devices, carriers, and manufacturers as possible. Please note that not all of these fields will be required by your particular device.

Exchange Setup on Android

To begin setting up Exchange on your Android device, open the "Email" application or go to "Settings" and "Accounts & sync" and add a new account.

Account Setup

Setting Select or Enter Comment
Account Name MIT Exchange or MIT Email This is a general name for the email account on the device. You can use whichever name you prefer.
Personal Info Your full name
Your email address
Your full name, such as "John Smith", and your MIT email address, such as "username@exchange.mit.edu" or "username@mit.edu" if the first format doesn't work.

Exchange Settings

(Always Select Manual Setup)

Setting Select or Enter Comment
Account Type or Protocol Exchange, Corporate, Corporate Sync, Work Email  
Server, Mail Server oa.exchange.mit.edu  
Domain exchange.mit.edu  
Username Your Kerberos username Please use your Kerberos username without @mit.edu at the end.
Note: A number of popular Android phones, including those from Motorola and Samsung, require users to enter the domain\username rather than just the username, and should enter the information as it is listed in the step below.
Domain\Username exchange\username Please use your Kerberos username without @mit.edu at the end.
Note: A number of popular Android phones, including those from Motorola and Samsung, require users to enter this information, however, other Android phones, such as some from HTC, require only the username.
Password Your Kerberos password  
Use Secure Connection or Security Type or SSL Check to enable "Use Secure Connection" or for "Security Type" choose SSL.
Accept all SSL certificates Please uncheck "Accept all SSL certificates" if presented with that option.

Optional Settings

Setting Select or Enter Comment
Email Checking frequency Automatic (Push) or Every X Minutes Note: Using the "Automatic" or "Push" option, email will be delivered to your Android device as it comes into your Exchange account. This option will use more battery power as it's constantly monitoring your Exchange account. Choosing a timed check like "Every 15 minutes" will help preserve battery.
Amount to synchronize Choose the number of days of email to synchronize  
Send email from this account by default or Optional.
Notify me when email arrives or Optional.
Contacts or Optional. Enabling this option will synchronize the contacts from your Exchange account down to your device.
Calendars or Optional. Enabling this option will synchronize the calendar from your Exchange account down to your device.
Activate device administrator? Select Activate if prompted  

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Last Modified:

August 04, 2016

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