Exchange ActiveSync configuration (Android device profile)

With the Exchange ActiveSync configuration you define user settings for your Microsoft Exchange Server.

Setting/Field Description
Account name The account name.
Exchange ActiveSync host The address of the Microsoft Exchange Server.
Note: If you use the SMC EAS proxy, enter the URL of the SMC proxy server.
Domain The domain for this account.
User The user for this account.

If you enter the variable %_USERNAME_%, the server replaces it with the actual user name.

Email address The email address of the account.

If you enter the variable %_EMAILADDRESS_%, the server replaces it with the actual email address.

Sender A sender name for this account.

If you enter the variable %_EMAILADDRESS_%, the server replaces it with the actual email address.

Password The password for this account.

If you leave this field empty, users must enter the password on their devices.

Synchronization period The time period emails are synchronized for.

If you select a time period, only the emails from within the specified period are synchronized to the inbox on the managed device.

Synchronization interval The interval between email synchronization processes.
SSL All communication is sent through SSL (Secure Socket Layer).

We recommend that you select this check box.

Default account The account is used as the default email account.
Allow all certificates Allow all certificates in transfer processes from the email server.
Client certificate The client certificate for the connection to ActiveSync.
Allow forwarding emails Allow forwarding of emails.
Allow use of HTML format Allow the use of HTML format in emails.
Maximum attachment size in MB The maximum size of a single email message (1, 3, 5, 10, Unlimited).
Synchronize content types The content types to be synchronized.
Note:

For Sony devices with Enterprise API version 6.x or below, it is important that the Exchange ActiveSync account information matches the user that is assigned to the device.

On these devices, the SMC client is not able to send the ActiveSync ID to the SMC server. When a device contacts the SMC EAS proxy for the first time, the ActiveSync ID that the email client sends is not known to Sophos Mobile Control. To verify the account details, the SMC EAS proxy searches for a device with an unknown ActiveSync ID and an assigned user that matches the user information supplied by the email client. If such a device is found, the ActiveSync ID is assigned to that device and the email request is passed on to the Exchange server. Otherwise, the request is rejected.

For details, see Sophos knowledgebase article 121360.