Instructions for Smartphones

Below are instructions for setting up e-mail on your mobile device (iphone and android).

The main things to remember are:

  1. We are using Microsoft Exchange 2016

  2. Mail server is       mail.taconichills.k12.ny.us

  3. Domain is            taconichills

  4. Your full e-mail address   firstinitiallastname@taconichills.k12.ny.us

  5. Your password

iPhone

Step 1) On your iPhone, tap SETTINGS, then tap PASSWORDS AND ACCOUNTS.

Step 2) Under ACCOUNTS, tap ADD ACCOUNT.

Step 3) Tap the Microsoft Exchange listing.  NOT Outlook.com

Step 4) Fill in your email address.  In the DESCRIPTION section, you can name it whatever you like, for example, Work Email and click NEXT. Note: The address you fill in must be your primary SMTP address, which is your firstinitiallastname@taconichills.k12.ny.us.

Step 5)  At next pop-up screen, click on SIGN IN, and it will prompt you for your password.  Fill in your password and tap NEXT.

NOTE: In a normal configuration attempt, the server should be automatically populated as mail.taconichills.k12.ny.us. In some instances we have seen that this has not been automatically populated and the configuration attempt would halt at this point. To proceed past this point, manually enter mail.taconichills.k12.ny.us.

Step 6) The EMAIL section should be automatically populated.  Fill in the SERVER section with mail.taconichills.k12.ny.us.  You can leave the DOMAIN section blank.  The USERNAME section will again be your email address firstinitiallastname@taconichills.k12.ny.us.  Tap the DONE button.

Step 7) From here, you can choose which parts of your email account you would like to synchronize.  If you synchronize your calendar items, they will appear in the iPhone Calendar application.  By default, everything is set to synchronize.

Step 8) Tap the SAVE button to synchronize your phone.

Be patient, this may take some time to complete.

Android mobile phone

In order to connect your Android device to SmarterMail via Exchange Activesync perform the following steps:

Step 1) On your Android device, access the Settings menu.

Step 2) Access Accounts & Sync

Step3) Navigate to Add Account

Step 4) Select Corporate or Exchange account

Step 5) Enter your full e-mail address and your password and select next

Step 6)  For Domain\username use the following format taconichills\firstintiallastname  This might not work, please use your full e-mail address firstintiallastname@taconichills.k12.ny.us 

Step 7) Your password should automatically be entered. If not, enter it now

Step 8) For the Exchange Server, enter mail.taconichills.k12.ny.us

Step 9) Ensure that Use Secure Connection (SSL) is checked

Step 10) Select Next and configure your personal preferences for the frequency and amount of data to synchronize

Step 11) Press Next again, and configure your name as well as the connection name and select Done

Your Android powered device is now setup to synchronize data using Exchange Activesync