Configuring Microsoft Windows 8 Mail using Exchange ActiveSync

Kerio Connect 8.1 and above supports the ability to synchronize mail, contacts, and calendars to the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system via the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.

NOTE

Beginning May 1, 2013, the support of Exchange ActiveSync in Kerio Connect is available as an add-on.

Configuring Kerio Connect

There is no additional configuration necessary to support Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) from Microsoft Windows 8.

Check the following items:

Installing SSL certificate on your desktop

NOTE

Users need to install a certificate if Kerio Connect uses a self-signed certificate. For more information refer to Configuring SSL certificates in Kerio Connect.

  1. Go to the Kerio Connect client login page and click Integration with Windows.
  2. Click the Download SSL certificate link.

  1. Open the file and select Install the certificate.
  2. Select either the current user of local machine.
  3. Browse for the Certificate store and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
  4. Confirm.

Configuring Mail on Windows 8

NOTE

Before you add an Exchange ActiveSync account, you must configure a Microsoft account (e.g. Hotmail, Windows Live, Outlook.com)

  1. In the Mail application, go to Settings > Accounts > Add an account.
  2. Select Outlook and Show more details.
  3. Fill in the information.
  4. Connect.

Now you can start using the Mail application and synchronize your Kerio Connect emails, contacts and calendars.