Tuesday, 9 June 2015

10 steps to accessing your DETmail to your iPhone AND Android

***UPDATED 25/05/17: So you've been given your DET login and address email, but how can you get regular updates without having to log in to your account each time? Well after some digging around I have found a way to add your DET email address to your iOS mail app (this includes iPhones, iPads and Mac Mail) AND your Andoid device!!!! 

Follow these steps:

1. Go to 'Settings'
2. Scroll down and tap 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars'
3. Tap 'Add Account'
4. Tap 'Microsoft Exchange'
5. Enter the following details:
  • Email: Your DET email
  • Password: Your DET password
  • Description: 'DET email', 'Work Email' - whatever you like!
  • Tap 'Next'
6. The next screen will prompt you for a username and server. Enter the following details:
  • Username: Your DET I.D with @det at the end. e.g. jo.blogs@det
  • Server: mobile.det.nsw.edu.au
  • Tap 'Next'
7. If you have entered all the details correctly, all boxes will be given a TICK then the next screen will load.
8. You can now choose to turn on Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders etc. Tap 'Save'.
9. You can now access your DET email on your iPhone.
10. Access your mail from your 'Home' screen. You can still access your other email accounts as well, receiving them all together or in separate mail boxes.

1. Go to 'Settings' on your device
2. Then scroll to 'Accounts and Sync' and click 'Add Account'
3. Choose 'Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync' or 'Corporate'
4. Enter the following details:

  • Email address: Your DET email
  • Password: Your DET password
  • Tap 'Manual Setup'
5. On the next screen enter the following details:

  • Username: YOUR DET I.D with @det at the end e.g. jo.blogs@det
  • Exchange Server: webmail.det.nsw.edu.au
6. You must then TICK 'Use Secure Connection' & 'Accept all SSL Certificates'
7. Your android device should then verify if it can connect to the DET webmail server.
***NOTE: Please make sure you have your 3G AND WIFI connected.
8. You should now be connected.
9. You can now select your mail preferences
10. Name your mail e.g. DET email, Work email etc.

I'm not sure if this will work with other state education department emails, but here's hoping! I hope you've found this useful! :-)


  1. Thank you. Very helpful!! :)

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  3. Thanks a tonne for this!! You have done what many could not!

  4. Great instructions, thanks

  5. Thanks for your help - how about adding det email account TO gmail, to be accessed via pc? Any ideas?

    1. No problems! I believe that the DEC has made it so you can't access it via other parties (i.e. gmail). If you're on your PC you should just use the Portal. I have just found the instruction for androids so will add to the post over the holidays.

  6. Thanks, so straightforward and helpful!

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    1. I have just found an updated version of how to do this and will be adding tonight!