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Jacobs University employs a Office 365 for providing Jacobs Email. The server supports push email services, as well as contacts and calendar synchronization. This makes it easy and convenient to update mobile devices with server-side data, esp. emails, contacts, and calendar entries.

Remarks and Hints

(Minus) "Mail for Exchange" on a client device (i.e., mobile phone) only allows to synchronize with a single Exchange server account. You can not configure synchronization with Jacobs Email and other service providers employing the same Microsoft technology (e.g., Google Mail) at the same time.

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(Plus) You can determine, which service(s), email, calendar, contacts, tasks, you will synchronize between Jacobs Email server and your device, though this might be limited by the device and it's software.

Configuration Data

You'll need your JACOBS account and Jacobs Email data to configure the service on your device. Summary:

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(Info) Different devices ask different subsets of the configuration data. Use those which are applicable.

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iPhone/iPad

Follow the Apple guide using the configuration information as given above.

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The resulting settings screen on iPhone and iPad looks like this:

Android

Basically the same as for iPhone/iPad. Upon setting up the account, make sure to select "setup manually", then fill the data as requested and listed here.