[Q] E-mail account (Office365) wants to be able to erase all data?
My company's e-mail server was running Exchange 2007 up until Friday night, which I was able to link to with my GN (and for that matter, my Nook Color) via the stock E-mail app. Over the weekend they updated to Office365, and after going through all of the nonsense about deleting and re-adding the account, the app is now telling me I have to change my security settings and give the account device admin settings. Among these are "Erase all data" (
) and "Set storage encryption," neither of which are things I want to do, let alone give a remote server the ability to do. Apparently I'm not the only one
that's worried about this.
So, Is there any way to get past this craziness? This is really
frustrating, because a lot of the time I'm not in the office, it's important that my e-mail and calendars are synced automatically. I don't want to have to use a mobile web interface, or manually copy each meeting or appointment from the desktop interface into GCal. FWIW, I'm rooted (see sig for ROM, kernel, etc.) and would be perfectly fine going with a 3rd party app, as long as I can get new mail and all appointments pushed to the phone.
ETA: Here's a screenshot of the "permissions" it wants: