1. General Instructions

You will need to know your Oxford username (typically four letters and four numbers, e.g. pemb0471) and password before starting.

If you are have a lot of data (email, contacts, etc) to synchronise then you are advised to do the initial synchronisation via a wireless connection if possible; it will be faster and less likely to lose the connection during synchronisation.

Please note: you can only configure your Windows Mobile device to connect to one Exchange account at any one time, so if you already have an Exchange account configured then you will not be able to add your Nexus account until/unless you delete the pairing to the existing Exchange account. (See below for how to delete a pairing.)

  1. Run ActiveSync from the [Start] Menu and follow the 'set up your device' link.
    Start Menu showing ActiveSync
    ActiveSync screen showing setup link.
  2. Enter your email address. Do not tick 'Attempt to detect Exchange Server Settings automatically', it will not work.
    'Enter your email address' screen with
	  auto-detect unselected.
  3. Enter your Oxford username in the format username@nexus.ox.ac.uk, e.g. if your username is pemb0471 you would enter pemb0471@nexus.ox.ac.uk. Leave the Domain field blank. If you want to allow automatic updating and syncing, enter your password in the Password field and tick the 'Save password' box below.

    Please note username@nexus.ox.ac.uk is NOT your email address, it is only used by the auto-discovery system to find an account.

    Username screen with 'Save password'
	    ticked.
  4. In the Server address field, enter nexus.ox.ac.uk. Tick the box marked 'This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection'.
    'Edit Server Settings' screen with nexus.ox.ac.uk
	    entered and SSL option selected.
  5. Choose the data you want to synchronise:
    Second 'Edit Server Settings' screen with all
	    data selected for synchronisation.
  6. Adjust synchronisation settings to suit your needs. You can choose how many days/weeks of past email and calendar items you want to synchronise, and you can choose to exclude large emails and/or attachments (this will speed up synchronisation and keep data transfer costs down).
    Email synchronisation settings page.
    Calendar synchronisation settings page.
  7. Once you have set all these options, synchronisation will begin. If you have a lot of data, it may take some time.
    Synchronisation in progress.

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