Change from IMAP to Exchange

Clearly when changes it is desirable to set up for exchange. Is there an easy way to change? Or is it required to set up a new account configuration? Will a new configuration mean going through the re-synch of everything or is there a way to utilise all the emails , contacts etc currently downloaded?

unfortunatelly you will need to set up the account as a new one.


I understand that the server will have all synched emails and contacts. So should not be too much of a problem by simply recreating the connection/synch method. In few days we will be able to really know what the change means.