Email - Set-up Guide Android 5 (Samsung)

This is the setup guide for email on Android 5 and higher based off of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 5 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.

Step 1

 2. Select the Accounts tab and select Add account.

Step 2

3. Choose Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

Step 3

4. Type in the following information:

  • E-mail: Enter your UofS e-mail alias for your email account. (i.e. If you haven't got an alias for your account yet, please create one.
  • Password: Enter your NSID password.

Once complete, tap Manual setup

Step 4

5. Type in the following information:

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

Once complete, tap Next

Step 5

6. It will display a Remote security administration window, tap OK to continue.

Step 6

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

  • Period to sync Email: This refers the length of time your device keeps in sync with your mail server. Any older will not appear on your device.
  • Emails retrieval size: This sets a maximum size for the e-mails that are synced.


  • 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.
  • The USASK calendar service can only be accessed by staff and faculty accounts.

Once you are ready to proceed, tap NEXT.

Step 7

8. 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 Mail on the Paws Website. The ICT group will never perform a wipe of your phone.

Tap Activate to continue. 

Step 8

9. You will be able to name your account (e.g. 'Usask Account' or any name of your choosing)

Tap Done.

10. Your Android device will now start synchronization of the content you selected in Step 7. 

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