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Setting up Office 365 Exchange account on Google Android for Nexus 4 or Galaxy S4

My previous post “How to setup Office 365 Exchange account for Google Nexus 7” was quite popular and today I get my brand new Google Nexus 4 phone where I setup exchange account as well. In fact it’s not device but operation system, so the same guide will be helpful to all Android Jelly Beans devices, including new Samsung Galaxy S4. To create an Exchange account you have to go to Settings->Accounts->Add Account

 

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Add new Account from Settings

Then you have to choose “Corporate” account from the list of available accounts

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Choose Corporate account

You will be asked to provide your user name and password. Your username is full Microsoft Office 365 (exchange) email address.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Provide your microsoft exchange username and password

After you press “Next” button Google will try to identify your settings and connect to your account, but it does it incorrect. The following screenshot shows settings which Google guessed for me.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Google incorrectly identified your settings

The username and server name are incorrect. Username should be your email address which you use to login to your Exchange mail server and the Server is your mail server which looks like this: pod12345.outlook.comThe question is where do you get your server name? It’s easy. You have to navigate to

http://portal.microsoftonline.com/

and login with your Office 365 exchange account credentials and press Outlook button.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - login to office 365

You will be redirected to outlook web application. Now look at your url in browser, it looks like https://pod12345.outlook.com/owa/?xxxxxxxxxxx where pod12345.outlook.comis your server name. Now put correct server name and user name and press Next button on your device

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Providing correct settings for exchange account 

Parameter Value Example
Domain\Username full email address first.last@company.com
Password password to access your account
Server Office 365 Exchange server name pod12345.outlook.com
Use secure connection (SSL) check it to secure your connection using SSL yes
Accept all SSL certificates unchecked by default
Client certificate You don’t have any certificate for office 365 None
Port connection port 443

After you press next button, your device will ask you to allow remote control, press Ok button

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - Allow remote control

Next step will be to configure settings for your account. I would suggest leave all settings as by default, except first checkbox “Send email from this account by default” – I am going to use my exchange account as my default email account, so I checked it. But anyway it’s up to you, you can change all this settings depending on your needs.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - your account settings

A couple of steps left after you press “Next” button. Now you have to name your account. I am leaving it as default value – my email address.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - name your account

The last step will be activate your device administrator. After your pressed “Activate” button, your account is ready to use.

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - activate

To use your account open Email application and enjoy!

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - run mail application

Office 365 Exchange on Google Android - exchange inbox

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