Can My Company Remote-Wipe My iPhone?
February 9, 2014 10:44 PM Subscribe
How do I check that the mail account I've set up on my iPhone is fetching using IMAP and not Exchange ActiveSync?
posted by applesurf to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
It seems that if an iPhone fetches email from a company's Exchange server using ActiveSync, the company can remote-wipe
an iPhone anytime it pleases. On the other hand, it seems that if the connection is via POP3 or IMAP, it is not possible to remote-wipe.
My company is using Office365, and it seems that I can fetch email using IMAP. After creating a new mail account on my iPhone via the Settings app, it occurs to me that iPhone hides so many of the internal stuff that I am not sure if I am connecting via IMAP or ActiveSync.
How do I check that I have indeed set up my mail account using IMAP and not ActiveSync, and that my company cannot remote-wipe my iPhone?