How to set up email and WiFi - Samsung Galaxy S3

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Samsung Galaxy S3 SmartphoneLearn how to connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone to WiFi as well as how to setup your Shaw email account through an Exchange server.  While there are three options for setting up your email on a Galaxy Note 4 phone, the preferred setup method is ActiveSync/Exchange. For more information, see: Samsung Galaxy S3 Product Support.


For more information on the differences between IMAP and POP, please see the following article: Email server settings: POP and IMAP



Did You Know?


Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) is the most convenient way to setup your email and is recommended as it is the best option for users looking to check mail worldwide and from different computers/devices.


Learn More: What email setup is right for me?

Preferred email setup: ActiveSync/Microsoft Exchange

To configure your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone to send and receive emails using an Exchange Server:


  1. Ensure that your email account password meets the minimum security requirements
  2. Select the APPS button on your Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. Select Email
  4. Enter your Shaw email account and password information
  5. Select Manual Setup
  6. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  7. Enter the following:
    • Domain/Username: Your Shaw email address
    • Password: Your Shaw email address password
    • Server Address:
    • Use Secure Connection (SSL): Yes (add a check mark)
    • Client Certificate: No (no check mark)
  8. Choose Next
  9. Choose which services you would like to sync (Mail, Contacts and Calendar)
  10. Enter a name for your account (for example "My Shaw Account")
  11. Press Next to complete the setup

Related: Alternative POP and IMAP Settings

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WiFi setup

To connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone to your wireless (WiFi) network, follow these steps:


  1. Press the MENU button on your Samsung Galaxy S3
  2. Select Settings
  3. Slide the Wi-Fi option to the On position (green icon)
  4. Tap Wi-Fi
  5. Select the network that you would like to connect to
  6. Enter the network password. (unless the network is open and requires no password)
  7. Press Connect


If you are using a Shaw wireless modem you can find your network name and password by looking at the white sticker on the top of the modem*.

Related: How to connect to a Shaw Go WiFi Hotspot

Did You Know?


* If you have customized your network name (SSID) and/or password and can no longer remember the login credentials, you will need to restore it to factory settings.


Learn More: Restore your wireless modem to the default settings


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