If your mailbox is on Boston University’s central Microsoft Exchange server, as is the case for most faculty and staff, you can synchronize your email, contacts, and calendar with your smartphone or other mobile device.

Once you have set up an email account as outlined at Accounts & Access, follow the sidebar link corresponding to your device for instructions on setting up synchronization; or use the general ActiveSync instructions for devices that are not specified. Information is also available on Mobile Services for BU employees.

NOTE: As described in the Minimum Security Standards guidelines, “All BU faculty and staff are expected to be familiar with the Data Management Guide, Data Protection Standards and Minimum Security Standards to ensure understanding of how to handle Confidential or Restricted Use information properly… If you use a personal device to connect to the BU network and handle BU data, you are personally responsible for ensuring that your device meets the requirements.” If you are using a device to read your BU email, for example, you should secure that device with a password.