We have just updated all our work computers to windows 8 and cannot bring in the shaw mail accounts to work with the email client
Normally we can figure this out but this time we are stumped has anyone found a work around for this?
You want to setup it up using the Outlook (Exchange) option - as "@Shaw.ca" email addresses support "ActiveSync" as part of the upgrade to Webmail 2.0.
I have set this up successfully yesterday on Windows 8 using the following settings:
username: (your email address without @shaw.ca)
password: same as usual
"server requires ssl" has a check mark in it by default.
You want to first upgrade your account, which are your individual @shaw.ca email accounts to Webmail 2.0 if you haven't already by going to: https://signup.shaw.ca/migrations/signup
Once you have been upgraded to webmail 2.0 you can setup your @Shaw.ca email as Outlook (Exchange).
Hope this helps!
From my own experiences it seems that the integrated email client only works with microsodts "outlook.com" domain similar to windows live.
I installed outlook as part of office to get that all working.
I too would be interested to know if anyone else has successfully integrated pop or exchange to th embedded email client.
You can get exchange working by selecting the Outlook account type and filling in your server information. In my experience the GAL (Global Address List) functionality isn't there but that may depend on server type (my company uses Exchange 2003).
wow what a pain that was to set up.
First I clicked on the mail app.
I had to add an "outlook.com" account just to get into the app.
Once you have that, and you are logged into the app hit the windows key + I
This brings up a menu for accounts, and that is where you can set up exchange account, pop account etc.
Nixxo, if you have an easier method, let us know
Did they include POP in Mail for the Windows 8 full release? I have only tested the RC and they didn't have the option for POP or IMAP accounts.
My steps were similar as I had added my GMAIL account first and then went to the Mail Settings (windows key + I) and added my Outlook.com (exchange) account. As I stated above there was no option for POP or IMAP.
You have to click on "Other Account"
and then it gives you the option for IMAP.
See attached picture.
and of course change the ports to the appropriate ones
Note: I am running the Retail version.
[shaw]ali Do you know why Exchange/ActiveSync works with Windows 8 mail client, but not Outlook's Exchange setup? Especially since Outlook is the official Exchange client?
It seems that ActiveSync wasn't previously supported natively by Microsoft in the desktop Outlook client but it is included in the forthcoming Outlook 2013 - check out the preview version here: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/outlook-2013-preview
Enough people must have requested Microsoft include this feature
Actually i think office 2013 is now out of preview stage. The full version is up on msdn, so i would imagine it will be shortly available if it isn't already to the general public
Time to renew Technet then
the RC 'preview' is on the Windows 8 RT/ARM devices, but should be released first quater of 2013.
Big thanks to our content team that worked hard in getting this guide on setting up Windows 8:
Well listened and tried a few of the options not sure if i did it right but when i click the mail option app it opens the outlook mail and the shaw mail has its own folder which downloads the shaw mail.
After trying to change it as Ali suggested it no longer gives me that option to try that but for now on the road i can access my email from the laptop which is what i needed instead of trying to do everything from a smart phone and peer into a small screen trying to read a document.
Thanks for the help " Everyone " it was greatly appreciated
Glad it's working for you, wondering if you could clarify which steps worked and what part did not work that you were trying to change?
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