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iOS, Android, and other mobile devices

Configuring Catmail for Android & other non iOS devices

Configuring CatMail for iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.)
  1. On the iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Go to Add Account.
  4. From the list of account types, select Microsoft Exchange.
  5. On the following screen type:
    • Email: OHIOID@ohio.edu
    • Password: your OHIO ID password
    • Description: You can leave this as the default, or you can call it something like "Catmail."

     
  6. Click Next. There will be a delay while your iPhone talks to the server and checks these settings.
  7. When that completes, you'll see the same screen, this time with more options. Set the following:
     
    1. Server: outlook.office365.com
    2. Username: OHIOID@ohio.edu
    3. Password: your OHIO ID password
       
  8. Click Next.
  9. On/Off sliders for Mail, Contacts, and Calendars will appear. Verify the options you want to sync with your phone. 
  10. When choosing how often to check for new items, select "Push" rather than specifying a specific interval to fetch new messages. Push automatically downloads new items when they appear on the server, and if nothing new is there, then no sync happens. This saves on battery life and data plan usage.  
  11. Once you have verified your syncing options, click DONE.

You should be able to access your Catmail e-mail under the iPhone Mail application immediately. If you had already configured another e-mail account on your iPhone, you will need to click the back arrows located at the top-left of the Mail window to get out to the account selection screen.

Contacts and Calendars are accessed separately, through the respective iPhone applications. After setup, allow a few minutes for the data for these to synchronize.

Configuring CatMail for Android and other mobile devices

The following settings will work for Android, Windows Mobile, and other non iOS devices. Specific devices and OS flavors may use slightly different names for your email account preferences.

  1. On your device, create a new email/calendar account. This will likely be located somewhere in your device's settings, preferences, or control panel.
  2. If prompted for the service type, select Microsoft Exchange.
  3. Use the following server settings:
    • Email or email address: OHIOID@ohio.edu
    • Domain and/or Server: outlook.office365.com
    • Username: OHIOID@ohio.edu
    • Password: your OHIO ID password
  4. Most devices let you choose whether to sync Mail, Contacts, and Calendars. Verify the options you want to sync with your phone.
  5. If given the choice for how often to check for new items, select "Push" rather than specifying a specific interval to fetch new messages. Push automatically downloads new items when they appear on the server, and if nothing new is there, then no sync happens. This saves on battery life and data plan usage.