How to set up multiple exchange accounts on an ipad

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You can set-up nearly any type of e-mail account on your Apple iPad device to download and sync e-mail on the device. This includes Microsoft Exchange accounts which are typically used by businesses or organisations to store all of their e-mails on a centralised server. If you have multiple Exchange accounts, such as one for your job and one for an organisation of which you are a member, you can set-up both of them on your iPad once the device has been updated to an iOS version of 4.0 or above.

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    Insert the large end of your iPad's USB cable into the port at the bottom of the iPad.

  2. 2

    Connect the other end of the USB cable to a USB port on your computer then wait for the iTunes software to download.

  3. 3

    Click your iPad under "Devices" on the left side of the computer window and click "Check for Update" in the centre of the window. Follow the prompts to install the software update to your iPad.

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    Close the iTunes window and disconnect your iPad from the computer.

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    Touch the "Settings" icon on your iPad's home screen.

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    Touch "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" on the left side of the screen then touch "Add Account" in the centre of the screen.

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    Touch "Microsoft Exchange" at the top of the screen.

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    Type your e-mail address, domain, username and password into their respective fields and touch "Next." You can enter anything into the "Description" field as that is how the account will be identified on your iPad.

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    Wait for your iPad to attempt to set-up your account. If it is unable to locate the server, you will need to manually enter the server address into the "Server" field then touch "Next."

  10. 10

    Touch the buttons to the right of "Mail," "Contacts" and "Calendars" and choose "On" or "Off," depending upon whether or not you wish to sync that information.

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    Touch "Save" to complete your account set-up.

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    Touch "Settings" from your iPad's home screen, touch "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," touch "Add Account," then touch "Microsoft Exchange" and follow the above steps to set-up each additional Exchange account.

Tips and warnings

  • While you can have multiple Exchange accounts set-up on your iPad they must be on separate Exchange servers. Users attempting to set-up multiple Exchange accounts from the same server are likely to receive an error indicating that they can't set up two identical accounts.

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