Email - Set-up Guide Android 4.1 and higher (Samsung S3/S4)

This is the setup guide for email on Android 4.1 and higher based off of the Samsung Galaxy S2/S3 phone.  Please be advised that some manufacturers' user interfaces may vary causing the directions to differ accordingly. For further assistance, please contact the ICT Service Desk.


  1. OS Android 4.1 or higher (To find out about your device’s OS version access the Applications screen. Choose  "Settings" and scroll down. Choose "About device" and the OS version is under Android Version.)

  2. If you have not already created an email alias for your email account, please create one.

Email Setup Guide

1. Select the Settings app from the Applications screen.


 2. Scroll down and select Add account from the Settings screen.

 Add account

3. Choose Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

4. Type in the following information:

  • E-mail: Enter your UofS e-mail alias for your email account. (i.e. If you havent got an alias for your account yet, please create one.
  • Password: Enter your NSID password.

Once complete, tap Manual setup


5. Type in the following information:

  • Domain\Username: USASK\NSID (i.e. USASK\abc123)
  • Password: Your NSID password
  • Exchange Server:

Once complete, tap Next

enter info

6. You will be prompted about Activation. To continue, tap OK.


7. It will display a Checking window. This may take up a few seconds to a min or more depending on your data/wireless connection.


8. It will display a Remote security administration window.

Tap OK to continue.


9. In the Account Options secreen, you can decide what and how much information you want to synchronize.  

NOTE: Some devices at this stage will have the option to SYNC SMS. We advise disabling this as it will send a copy of your text messages to your Campus email account.

Once you are ready to proceed, tap NEXT.

Account Options

10. You will be prompted to Activate device administrator. The Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account requires administrative rights on your phone. This a security feature that gives you the ability to remotely wipe your phone in the event your phone is lost or stolen through the Outlook Web App. The ICT group will never perform a wipe of your phone.

Tap Activate to continue.

Active Device Administration

11. You will be able to name your account. Type in

Tap Done.

Name account

12. Your Android device will now start synchronization the content you selected in Step 10. You will access your email through the Email app, your contacts through the Contacts app, and your calendar through the S Planner app.

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