1. General Instructions
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.)
- Run ActiveSync from the
[Start]Menu and follow the 'set up your device' link.
- Enter your email address. Do not tick 'Attempt to
detect Exchange Server Settings automatically', it will not work.
- Enter your Oxford username in the format
firstname.lastname@example.org, e.g. if your username is pemb0471 you would enter
email@example.com. Leave the
Domainfield blank. If you want to allow automatic updating and syncing, enter your password in the
Passwordfield and tick the 'Save password' box below.
- In the
Server addressfield, enter
nexus.ox.ac.uk. Tick the box marked 'This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection'.
- Choose the data you want to synchronise:
- 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).
- Once you have set all these options, synchronisation
will begin. If you have a lot of data, it may take some time.