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samsung galaxy s ii office365 activesynch problem [solved]

I just extended my mobile contract with StarHub and since I was given a $100 voucher, I chose Samsung Galaxy S II as my new phone. I didn't have any plans of getting a new phone but with my HTC Desire acting up lately and a voucher from StarHub, I was somehow 'forced' to extend my plan.

Samsung Galaxy S II is one fine smartphone. There are little problems here and there which was brought about by unfamiliarity with a new Android skin but overall, I'm very impressed with this phone. However, there's one problem that I can't solve which is setting up the ActiveSync to my Office365 email. Usually, the setting is as simple as below

Email Address : myemail.addr@mycompany.com
Password : MyPassWord%*&
Domain User : myloginid@mycompany.com
Server : m.outlook.com
Use SSL : Checked

I tried to use this in my brand new phone but it can't connect to the server. I double-checked the settings and made sure that it was the same with that of my HTC Desire but the error is still the same. So after googling, I realized that it's a common problem. As it turns out, the server name m.outlook.com no longer works with Samsung Galaxy S II. you have to change it to what exactly your Office365 is residing. But how? Here you go.

1. Login to your Office365 email via OWA. In case you don't know, the URL is http://outlook.com/owa/mycompany.com

2. From the top-right pull-down menu Options, click on "See All Options".

3. From the account, click on "Settings for POP, IMAP and SMTP address.."

And then you'll get your server. So now, you'll have the following settings
Email Address : myemail.addr@mycompany.com
Password : MyPassWord%*&
Domain User : myloginid@mycompany.com
Server : pod502212.outlook.com
Use SSL : Checked

As I have said, m.outlook.com is working on my HTC Desire which is still on Froyo. I guess something broke with the Gingerbread release or maybe, it's just the Samsung Galaxy S II that has this problem.