Sign into Samsung Mail for Android


This article describes how to set up your SFU Mail account on Samsung Mail.



This article describes how to sign into SFU Mail on the Samsung Mail app for Android devices.


To set up your SFU Mail account on Samsung Mail:

  1. Open Samsung Mail. If you're prompted to choose a provider to set up your email, select Office365.

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  2. If you've previously set up an account on the app, select Menu > Settings (gear icon) > Add account. Otherwise, skip this step.
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  3. You'll be asked to sign in using Microsoft. Enter your SFU Email as Then select Next.
  4. Enter your SFU Computing ID and password, then select Sign In. If you are enrolled in MFA, you may be asked to enter your MFA code
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  5. You can configure additional settings such as the email sync period and which items to sync. Select Done to save your settings.
  6. Enter an account name and select Done to confirm.
  7. You'll be asked to activate the device admin app. Select Activate to complete the set up.

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    What is the "Device Administrator" prompt?

    The prompt, including the listed permissions, is standard messaging when an Exchange account is connected to an email server with controls in place. In this case, SFU Mail has security rules imposed by Exchange ActiveSync to enforce a consistent level of security and controls. SFU IT administrators do not have such capabilities outlined in the prompt.

    All users of SFU systems are bound by GP-24 which outlines appropriate use and access to electronic records, and IT staff are given appropriate role-based access to perform the work necessary for only their job function; accessing data on a personal device without user consent would be a violation of that policy.

    By selecting "Activate", you allow Exchange to enforce security rules onto your device for it to operate securely within the SFU environment (i.e., signing into SFU using your computing ID and MFA), and conversely, allowing your device to access SFU-related data, such as role and contact information through a secure connection.

  8. Congratulations! You've signed into SFU Mail on Samsung Email.


For a list of available guides and documentation, see SFU Mail - How-To Guides.



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