HOW TO : Delete exchange account on a Windows Mobile device

I use a T-Mobile Dash as my phone and mobile messaging platform. For those that are not aware, you pull e-mail from any Exchange 2003 server with SP2 from a Windows Mobile device over the air, using direct connect. The management features are not as robust as Blackberry for managing Windows Mobile devices, but it is a free feature :).

I have been trying to figure out for the last few weeks, how I can switch the exchange server that my DASH has been configured for. Finally, a lot of googling revealed the following steps.

On your mobile device,

  • Go to Start -> Active Sync
  • Click  Menu – >  Options
  • Choose Microsoft Exchange
  • Click on Menu-> Delete

NOTE : This will delete all your e-mail, contacts and calendar entries that were synchronized using the old exchange server.

18 Replies to “HOW TO : Delete exchange account on a Windows Mobile device”

  1. Thank you so Much!!! this has been the most irritating since I stopped using our exchange server. sucks to loose the contacts though… at least I backed them up.

  2. Thank you tons! I couldn’t figure this out for the life of me. Microsoft’s new MyPhone wouldn’t sync most of my data as long as this Exchange account was on there.

    Thanks again!

  3. Thanks! I feel stupid that I didn’t see this option myself.
    I was having trouble with my google apps sync account – but I could delete the exchange account and set it up again thanks to this.

  4. Thank you mate,
    I have been looking for this for days now, finaly done it. Now lets see if I can include a new / different exchange system 🙂

  5. When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the identical comment. Is there any method you possibly can take away me from that service? Thanks!

  6. Thanks for keeping this available! My Android Device died yesterday so I had to drop back to my LG Expo Win Mobile 5 Device and set up the company exchange email again. Your tip saved a lot of time!

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