With a lot of new Android phones getting the latest Android platform, 4.0 or ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich), I wanted to update my previous post with this a step-by-step tutorial on how to add an Exchange account on your Android phone running ICS. The example here is with my Sprint Nexus S 4G. Just follow the easy steps below and you will have your Exchange email, Exchange Calendar, Exchange Tasks and Exchange Contacts smoothly syncing on your Android Smartphone. (Note some items have been blurred for privacy reasons)
Again, my recommendation is to check your corporate policy to see if it’s ok to add your email account to your personal phone. This might be against company policy. If you get the green light you will need the following:
1. Your username and password for the account.
2. The Exchange server address, usually this is the Outlook Web Access address.
3. Domain name for your network.
Go to your home page and click on the menu button to bring up the Settings option. Then click on the System settings option.
Enter your: DOMAIN\username, exactly as instructed and the Exchange server address (This is usually your OWA (Outlook Web Access ) address. If you are not sure, ask your Exchange administrator. Make sure you click on both SSL options, then click Next.
If you get a lot of mail, you might not want to select push, instead change the option to a more reasonable peroid, like every 5 or 10 minutes. This will help conserve your battery life. If push is enabled, then any time and every time you get mail, it will be “pushed” to your device.
If you have any questions or corrections please feel free to leave a comment.
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