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Setting Up Android Email for Exchange

Follow these steps to set up Android 4.x to access your UCSD email account using Exchange.

Before you begin, you need:

  • Your Active Directory (AD) username and password. If you forgot your password, you can reset it.
  • An Exchange account in the UCSD Campus Exchange Organization.
  • The name of the Exchange server that hosts your Exchange mailbox.
  • An Android device running Android 4.x or above
  • The Galaxy S3 doesn't accept passwords with spaces in them at this time. It is suggested that you remove the spaces from your password.

Microsoft Exchange

If your e-mail account has been migrated, change the following in your e-mail client:

  • Username (full and official UCSD e-mail address): username@ucsd.edu
  • Incoming server: outlook.office365.com

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1. Access email options.

Select Email from the main Android window or Applications drawer and choose to add an account.

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2. Add your email account.

  • Enter your UC San Diego email address and password.
  • Click Next to continue.
  • Click Exchange account for type of account.
  • Click Next.

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3. Configure your incoming server settings.

  • Domain\Username: Enter ad for domain, followed by a backslash ( \ ) and your Active Directory (AD) username (do not include @ucsd.edu)
  • Password: Enter your AD password.
  • Server: mail.ucsd.edu
  • Security Type: Select use secure connection (SSL)
  • Port: Should default to 443.
  • Click Next.
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4. Configure your account options.

  • Inbox checking frequency: Automatic Push (recommended).
  • Days to sync: Automatic
  • Check Send email from this account by default and Notify me when email arrives.
  • You can choose to select additonal items to sync, such as contacts, calenadar, and email from that account.
  • Click Next.

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5. Complete your setup.

  • The remote security administration alert will be displayed. Select ok to continue adding the account (this is normal). 
  • Your Inbox will be displayed after mail has fully synched with the Exchange server.
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