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Overview

Three options exist for setting up your Shaw email account on your Android device. POP/SMTP, ActiveSync (exchange) and IMAP. For information on which email setup method you should use, please refer to the "Which Email Setup Method is Right for Me" section. Instructions on how to set up your device for each option are listed below.





Please Note: Android steps may vary slightly depending on your make and model of the device that you are using. See specific device guides listed here: Apps & Mobile Articles



Details

Which Email Setup is Right for Me

ActiveSync (Exchange)

IMAP

POP/SMTP

Common Issues


Which Email Setup is Right for Me

There are three different ways you can set up your Shaw email account on your device or email client. These include ActiveSync, also known as Microsoft Exchange, IMAP and POP/SMTP. Generally, we suggest users use the "ActiveSync" email setup method, but each method has its own benefits. Check out our quick-guide below for a bit more information on the differences between ActiveSync, IMAP and POP/SMTP.


 

Setup MethodActiveSync (Exchange)
IMAPPOP/SMTP
Best ForUsers who want to have multiple devices connected to their Shaw email account and want to share their Shaw Webmail Contacts, Calendars and Reminders on all devicesUsers who want to be able to access their Shaw email account through multiple devices and Webmail.

Users who want to have access to their emails while offline should choose this setup method.

DescriptionActiveSync allows you to sync your Webmail Contacts, Calendars and Reminders with your device. Any emails sent from this device will appear on Webmail and any emails deleted from the device will also be deleted from Webmail.

IMAP works with your mail content on Shaw's servers. Moving, sending, or deleting tasks are performed on the server so your other devices and Shaw Webmail are kept in sync. A small cache (copy) of your email is kept on your device limiting off-line access.

While using POP3 your email client downloads a copy of all mail received by the mailbox, optionally deleting the messages from Webmail. Any changes made only affect your emails on that device, and will not affect other devices or Webmail.



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ActiveSync (Exchange)

ActiveSync (Exchange) offers advanced mail handling, less confusion for accounts connected to multiple devices, and synchronization with calendars and contacts. Any emails sent from this device will appear on Webmail and any emails deleted from the device will also be deleted from Webmail and the server. Before you begin, please ensure that your Shaw email password meets the minimum security requirements.


  1. Open the App drawer on your Android device
  2. Select Email
  3. If this is the first email account to be configured on your phone, you will be provided with a setup screen. If this is not the first email account to be set up, select MENU and then select Add Account or Settings and then the + icon
  4. Enter your Shaw email address and password and select Next (Example 1)
  5. If automatic setup fails, select Manual Setup and tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (Example 2)
  6. Enter the following: (Example 3)
      • Domain/Username: Your Shaw email address*
      • Password: Your Shaw email password
      • Exchange Server: wm.shaw.ca
      • Use Secure Connection (SSL): Yes (add a check mark)
      • Use Client Certificate: No (no check mark)
  7. Select Next
  8. Choose your Sync Preferences (Example 4)
  9. Tap Finish Setup

 

Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4
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Please Note: If these fields are separate the domain will be @shaw.ca and your username will be your Shaw email address without @shaw.ca

 

 

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IMAP

To set up your Shaw email account on your Android device using the IMAP configuration, you will require the following pieces of information. Before you begin, please ensure that your Shaw email password meets the minimum security requirements.


  1. Enable Remote Access
  2. Open the App drawer on your Android device
  3. Select Email
  4. Tap your MENU button
  5. Select Settings
  6. Select Add Account
  7. Enter your Shaw email and password, then select Manual Setup
  8. Choose IMAP account


When required, enter the following details. Not all of these settings may be requested.


Option 1: Mail Settings with SSL and Remote Access

Incoming Mail Server Information:

Mail Server (Host Name): imap.shaw.ca

Incoming Port: 993

Security Type: SSL

Username: Shaw email without @shaw.ca

Password: Your email password

Outgoing Mail Server Information:

Mail Server (Host Name): mail.shaw.ca

Outgoing Port: 587

Security Type: TLS

Username: Shaw email without @shaw.ca

Password: Your email password


If available, please select the option to "accept all certificates" for both the SSL and TLS security types.


SSL or "Secure Sockets Layer" works to keep your information secure. We highly recommend enabling it on your email setup configuration to help keep your information safe. If you would prefer to disable SSL authentication on your mail client you can use the steps below. This means that you will not need to enable remote access on your email account.



Option 2: Mail Settings without SSL and Remote Access

Incoming Mail Server Information:

Incoming Mail Server:imap.shaw.ca

Incoming Port: 143

SSL: No

Username: Shaw email without @shaw.ca

Password: Your email password

Outgoing Mail Server Information:

Outgoing Mail Server: mail.shaw.ca

Outgoing Port: 25

SSL: No

Username: Shaw email without @shaw.ca

Password: Your email password



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POP/SMTP

Follow these steps to configure your phone and Shaw.ca email address to sync over a POP/SMTP connection. Before you begin, please ensure that your Shaw email password meets the minimum security requirements.


  1. Enable Remote Access
  2. Select Application on your Android device
  3. Select Email
  4. If this is the first email account to be configured on your phone, you will be provided with a setup screen. If this is not the first email account to be set up, select Menu and then select Add Account
  5. Enter your full email address including @shaw.ca (Example 1)
  6. Enter your email password
  7. Select Manual Setup
  8. Select POP3 for the Protocol (Example 2)
  9. Enter the following information: for the Incoming Server Settings: (Example 3)
      • Username: your full email address without @shaw.ca
      • Password: your email password
      • POP Server: pop.shaw.ca
      • Security type: None
      • Server port: 110
  10. Choose Next
  11. Enter a check mark into the box next to Login required
  12. Enter the following information for the Outgoing Server Settings: (Example 4)
      • Username: your full email address without @shaw.ca
      • Password: your email password
      • SMTP server: mail.shaw.ca
      • Server port: 587
      • Security type: START TLS (accept all certificates) or TLS / START TLS only
  13. Enter a check mark into the box next to Require sign-in
  14. Choose Next
  15. Enter the following information:
      • Username: your email address without @shaw.ca
      • Password: your email password
  16. Select your email preferences if prompted (may differ depending on the model of your phone)
  17. Enter the following information: (Example 5)
      • Give this account a name (optional): Enter a name for your account  (for example: "My Shaw Account")
      • Your name (displayed on outgoing messages)
  18. Select Next or Finish to complete the setup

 

Example 1Example 2Example 3Example 4Example 5

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Common Issues

Password does not meet minimum security requirements:

  • Before setting up your mobile device you should confirm that your device meets the minimum password requirements listed here: Email Password Requirements
  • You can check to see if your device meets the minimum requirements through My Account. Details on how to do this can be found here: Remote Access


Password is incorrect:

  • If the password you are entering does not match the one that you have setup on your Shaw email account than authentication will fail. You can confirm your password by logging in at webmail.shaw.ca
  • If you need to update your Shaw email password, you can do so through My Account. Details on how to do this can be found here: How to update/change your Shaw Webmail password



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Related Documents

Remote Access

Webmail 2.0

Email Setup

Setup Email on an iPhone/iPad (iOS7)



 

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