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How to configure Deakin email/calendar on an Android device

Note: Please be aware, there are many different Android tablets and phones on the market, and several versions of the Android Operating System. The steps shown here may vary slightly on your device.

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Go to Accounts, and tap Add Account.

  3. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync or Exchange ActiveSync (the wording may vary on your device).
    • If you are a Student - after selecting Exchange ActiveSync you will need to select Manual Setup, as student email has now been migrated to Office 365 and does not support the auto-configuration method.
    • If you are a Staff member - enter your full Deakin email (, enter your Deakin password, and tap Next.

  4. Manual setup configuration (if required) is as follows:

    • Domain\Username -
    • Password - your Deakin password
    • Server -
    Staff (optional, if auto-configuration method does not work):
    • Domain\Username - du\
    • Password - your Deakin password
    • Server -
  5. Tap OK to accept the Remote security administration.

  6. Within the account options screen, you can set the behavior of the account, including how often new mail is checked, and whether you would like your Deakin email account to be the default mailing account. If your device uses cellular networks for data, you may wish to modify the frequency with which your email is checked. By default, it will be set to the push setting. It is recommended that this be changed to manual. This may help to reduce data plan usage and battery consumption. When you're satisfied with the settings, tap Next.

  7. Naming the account is optional, however, we recommend you name the account: Deakin Exchange, as in following example. Tap Next.

  8. Tap Activate to enable remote administration. Your Deakin email, contacts and calendar entries will now be synchronized to the device. To exit Settings, press the Home or Back buttons.

For further support, contact the IT Service Desk.

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