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.
- Manual update / Timed schedule / Push: you can choose between fetching new email manually from the server, setting a schedule for fetching new email, or allowing the server to 'push' new email to your device. 'Push' is equivalent to the 'As items arrive' schedule setting, and will ensure that you get new email as soon as it arrives; but please note the following:
- Conflicts: Synchronisation is always two-way,
but you can choose whether data on the device will overwrite
data on the server in the event of a conflict or vice versa.
To set this, go to
[Menu > Configure Server...]from within ActiveSync, go through all the pages until you reach the final screen ('Finish'), then select
[Menu]again and select
- Sync your account with the server before deleting the pairing.
- Use Outlook to export the other Exchange server's folders to a PST (Personal STore) file.
- Delete the pairing in ActiveSync from
[Menu > Options > Delete].
- Swap Outlook to point to Nexus.
- You can then (if you wish) import the PST from the other account.