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Connecting an Android device to your Office 365 account

For Hofstra employees using an Android phone or tablet

The images in this article were captured on a Verizon Wireless HTC Droid Incredible 2 running Android 2.3 (Froyo). If you're using another carrier, device or version of the Android software, your screen may look slightly different.

If you need assistance, or have a question about this article, please call the Help Desk at 516-463-7777, or e-mail help@hofstra.edu.

1.
Android home screen

Expand your device's app list.

2.
Android app list with Settings app selected

Find the icon for the Settings app, then tap it.

3.
Settings app with Accounts & Sync selected

Scroll to the Accounts & Sync entry in the list, then tap it.

4.
Accounts & Sync with existing Hofstra e-mail account selected

If you've previously added your Hofstra e-mail account to this device, you'll need to delete the old account before adding a new one.

If you don't have a previous account to delete, you can skip to step 7.

Under the Manage Accounts heading, find the entry for the previous account, and tap it.

5.
Removing the account

Tap the Remove Account button.

6.
Confirming deletion of the existing account

You'll be prompted to confirm you really want to delete the account. Tap OK to confirm.

7.
Adding an account

At the Accounts & Sync screen, tap the Add Account button.

8.
Selecting Exchange ActiveSync as the account type

In the list of account types, tap Exchange Activesync.

9.
Setting up the Exchange ActiveSync account

Fill in each field, as specified below:

  • Email address: Enter your full Hofstra.edu e-mail address
    (e.g. Ryan.Waskewich@hofstra.edu or Ryan.G.Waskewich@hofstra.edu)
  • Password: Your Hofstra e-mail password

Tap the Manual Setup button, located in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, to continue.

10.
Manual setup for the Exchange ActiveSync account

Fill in each field, as specified below:

  • Email address: Enter your full Hofstra.edu e-mail address
    (e.g. Ryan.Waskewich@hofstra.edu or Ryan.G.Waskewich@hofstra.edu)
  • Server address: m.hofstra.edu
  • Domain: Leave this blank. "Exchange domain name" appears here by default
  • Username: Same as Email address. Enter your full Hofstra.edu e-mail address
  • Password: Your Hofstra e-mail password
  • This server requires an encrypted SSL connection: Check this box

Tap the Next button, located in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, to continue.

11.
Confirming the security warning

If you're prompted with a security warning, tap the continue button.

12.
Selecting data to sync

Check the boxes to select the content you'd like to sync with your device. By default, mail, contacts, and calendars are set to sync. If you'd like to prevent any of these from syncing with your device, uncheck its box in the list.

By default, your device will be set to push new e-mail to you. You can opt to sync on a schedule by tapping the radio button next to every 15 minutes.

Once you have made your selections, tap the Next button to continue.

13.
Naming the account

Give your new account a title (e.g. "Hofstra" or "Exchange") by filling in the Account Name field.

Tap Finish Setup to finish adding your account.

14.
Confirming the new account is in the list

You will be returned to the Accounts & Sync screen.

If you see your new account listed, you've added it successfully.

You can now return to the home screen and access your mail, contacts or calendars.


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