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  1. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So, I plan to get a Droid X here sometime in the coming month, and I'm terribly excited about it. One thing I'd really like to be able to do is check my university email on my phone, without having to go through a browser.

    Is it possible that I'll be able to do so? When I go to log in to the website where I check my email, it says "Microsoft Exchange" at the top. I've heard others mention "exchange" email accounts. Is this what it's referring to? Will I be able to check my universal inbox and get my school email?

    Thanks.
     

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    Rimzy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, me too, i'd like to know how to set this up.
     
  3. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    In order to do this you'll need to check with your Universities I.T. department to determine what restrictions or requirements they place on accessing University e-mail.

    If the University is, in fact, running Microsoft Exchange then you've likely got at least three different ways you might be able to access it:

    1. Through Corporate "push" E-mail
    2. Through POP3 E-mail
    3. Through IMAP E-mail

    In checking with the University you should be able to find out which methodology they recommend and support for University students. If they allow this type of access, they should have a document available that lists server names, port numbers, and other pertinent bit's of information.
     
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  4. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the input, Martimus. I was browsing through the "options" section in my email and stumbled across a tab titled "mobile devices" which contained the following message(s):

    Does this seem applicable to the Droid X in any way? I also found another tab labeled "about" which has a list of info, some of which may be pertinent, such as server name, host name, etc. But I didn't see any port numbers.
     
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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    That section on mobile devices is applicable when you establish a relationship between the mobile device and the exchange server through corporate "push" e-mail. That being the case you might want to see if you can establish a corporate e-mail association between the DX and your Exchange server. I'm assuming that you are using Outlook Web Access to check your email. If this is correct use the same authentication credentials and the same server name as you specify when connecting to email via the web. It may look similar (depending on the organization) to the following:

    https://mail.university.edu

    In this case I'd specify "mail.university.edu as the server name. You'll also need your username, password, and active directory domain name.
     
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    I had to stop using the stock Email app because of bugs. I use K9 and am very happy with it. Touchdown apparently works well with Exchange. It is normally $20, but I believe I read that X users get it free.
     
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    What type of email does your school use? Mine uses a web-based Outlook and I figured out how to get everything to work from there.
     
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    I get my university email pushed to my hotmail account and check it that way.
     
  9. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mine also uses web-based outlook. The address is a CapStone University - Home one

    The screen has a log-in section headlined with "Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access".
     
  10. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have no idea why that URL turned into a link to Capstone University.
     
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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    The forum software literally translated it to that! I didn't realize this but if you search for "university.edu" on google, the domain is owned by Capstone University. Go figure!
     
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    I don't want to hijack this thread, so if I need too I will create a new thread. My Universities email is through Microsoft's Live email system. Does anyone know the settings for the live email?
    Thanks,
     
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    What I did was logged in on the web client, went to the upper right where you see the "Help" icon (a blue circle with an H in it), and click about. There my client tells me all the IMAP, POP, SMTP info I need and all I did was plugged it into the Email app.
     
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    I find it just as simple to have it go to a gmail acount and to your phone that way. I have no problems with getting my university email this way.
     
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    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright, so I can't seem to get my phone to check my email using the information provided on the "about" page. It doesn't tell me the port numbers or whether it's POP or IMAP or anything like that. So, how do I set up my University email account to forward my messages to my gmail account?
     
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    If your school email is set up anything like mine, then you need to actually go to your inbox. And the way the inbox is set up is on the far right hand of the screen you have a little question mark in a blue circle and you have a drop down arrow beside it. Click on that and go to the about section there. It will bring up a new box.

    For corporate email if it is a Microsoft Outlook account. (For one my school tried the regular email and we could get it to receive but not send, so they tried telling me it wasn't corporate email if they couldn't get it on their blackberries and I told them they were doing it wrong if they couldn't get it on their blackberries).

    It will ask you for user or domain name: you will put your school email address in there mynameis@mail.fakeuniversity.edu. Then you will put in your password (when I say password I mean password that you use to access you school inbox only! not the one you would use to access you library or blackboard). leave everything checked that is checked. and then it will ask you again for your email put it in again same as you did above, then you will put in your host name whatever that is. if that doesn't work then start throwing codes in there from the about page. It's bound to be something on there. The techies at my school are idiots. But be warned.

    Outlook pushed a new security feature through with their email accounts. Now when you have it set up through corporate email they will make you enter a pin every time you want to unlock you phone. If you want to avoid this then you should A) delete your mobile information from the general outlook user information page that is just before your inbox and B) get your school email pushed through to a gmail or yahoo email account of your choice. Now you will not be able to send any emails to professors from this account, but you will be able to receive emails which is pretty much all I need.

    Hope this helps. If not PM me. I'm around here more often than not while doing homework.
     
  17. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for your help everyone. For some reason, was able to set it up automatically through the K-9 app. Once I realized it would work, I tried it with Motorola's mail app and it also worked effortlessly. Not sure why it didn't work the first time I tried it, but I'll take it.
     

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