Office365 Exchange on Android - any way to use it without security changes (remote wipe, etc)?

My phones are personal phones (not company phones). I just got a new phone.

I recall when setting up my work exchange account on my old phone I had to agree to all kinds of things (including the ability for my job to remotely wipe my phone).

I don't distrust my work at all, but I never felt comfortable with this. Still I do check in on my emails after hours and would like to keep doing that.

Is there a way to set up my exchange email account (maybe through a different app than the built in mail app) ?

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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Hi there,

It doesn't matter which app you use, the policy for remote access whether managed by Exchange Active Sync or an MDM (Mobile Device Management) like Airwatch, GOOD or blackberry are all server side and the only way you're going to get in.

There is no way around the policy put in place. Having the privilege of accessing corporate data from a personal device comes with the caveat that you accept the policy.

They are getting better though, were remote wipes can be set to only the corporate data and not any personal information. But that depends on how your company has their policy setup.

May I suggest, if you are checking your emails in your own time, out of corporate hours... ask your company for a device.
Mai Ali (MVP)Senior Infrastructure ConsultantCommented:
yes, you can install your email account on outlook apps which exist on Android.

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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Oh yeah! You could do that! Install outlook and hope your company has Outlook Anywhere (OA)  Services externally available.

You'd still need to get the OA server address from your Mail Admin guys though
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