Moved over to a new exchange mail server - Activate device administrator for Android devices?
Our company moved us over to a new exchange email server. Company is ok with us having access to our company email on our personal cell phones. Most of us have iPhones. Adding the email account was easy to do.
However, will have 3 android phones users. One co-worker went to add the email account into his personal phone but stopped once he got to this page....
"Activate device administrator?
Server mail.xxxx.com must be able to remotely control some security features on your device.
Activating administrator will allow email to perform following operations.
- Erase all data
- Set password rules
- Monitor screen-unlock attempts
So now he is up in arms over not giving away access to his phone by the company. But at the same time complaining not being able to answer emails after work. He hasn't asked that a phone be provided to him.
So my question is....Is this just generic prompts that is built into the server software? Or did my company add those options in? Probably not. And, can my company go in and edit those options out?