How to Add a Corporate Email Account on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S - dummies

How to Add a Corporate Email Account on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By Dan Gookin

It may sound lazy, but the easiest way to set up your evil corporation’s email on your Galaxy tablet is to have the IT people do it for you. Or you may be fortunate and find directions on the organization’s intranet. You may want to consider this because configuring corporate email, also known as Exchange Server email, can be a difficult and terrifying ordeal.

If you want to add the account on your own, first apply a secure screen lock, a PIN or Password lock, to the device. You cannot have a corporate account without that higher level of security on the tablet.

Second, add the account. Here are the general steps:

  1. Type your email address and password.

  2. When prompted for the account type, choose Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

  3. On the Exchange Server Settings screen, fill in the information.

    This is the step where you need information from your evil organization’s IT department. You need to know the domain, server name, and perhaps additional details too intimidating to specify here.

  4. Tap the OK button after ignoring the Activation warning message.

  5. Tap the OK button if you see the Remote Security Administration warning.

    The items on the Account Options screen are generally okay so:

  6. Tap the Next button.

  7. Tap the Activate button if prompted to agree to the Device Administrator rules.

    At this point, if you haven’t yet applied a secure screen lock, you’ll be prompted to do so.

  8. Name the account.

    Feel free to change the account name to something more descriptive than your email address.

  9. Touch the Done button.

Exchange Server accounts also synchronize your contacts, appointments, and other items from the organization. This synchronization affects the Contacts and Calendar apps on your Galaxy Tab S.