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Yep. In most cases you can just install Nine Email Client (I think they have an iOS version as well). I didn't like the idea of some admin being able to wipe personal phone in return for me using mobile email.
Any exchange mail client, Nine. Loaded with features, been using it for years for my work email. Best feature is segregated data, you can keep the data completely within the app, and an exchange remote error would only wipe the app data and not your phone.
I use Inbox for my Google account, and Nine Mail for Outlook/Office 365 work stuff. IMO, Nine is the best app for Exchange/Office 365 email. It does cost $9.99 (on time fee), but it is worth it.
I personally use Nine Email ([link]) with my exchange account. It is probably one of the best exchange clients I’ve ever used on Android and I’ve been using Android since the OG Droid. It integrates calendar and contact data with the stock android ones without issue. It also doesn’t send and store your exchange password onto someone else’s server, which Outlook Mobile did.
The only downside is that a license costs $14.99, but there is a two week trial that you can use to see if it is worth it. They also do run frequent sales that usually bring the price down to ~$7. I personally say spend the $14.99 for it as it blows every other client out of the water, but I do recommend trialing it first before you purchase.
I use Nine ([link]) and it does this. It sandboxes the email account so that only the application can be affected by server side policies. It's also $5 off right now.
EDIT - It originally said $5, it's really $5 off.
It is the best one out there. I paid for it, no regrets.
Here is their website and here is a link to Google Play Store.
Pretty happy with Nine for the last few years.
Attachments are not auto-downloded for me, but I'm not sure if that is a quirk of attachments, or a limit due to my configured message download size.
If you want to get around it, Nine is a little pricey but sets permissions so they can only nuke the email account you add and not your whole device. May or may not break your university TOS.
BTW note that like the app store permissions, it only lists the stuff they can do, not stuff they're actively doing.
I use the paid version of Nine. I have three office365 accounts I use it for and one of those accounts has access control enforced. I really like the app, even if it was relatively expensive.
Take a look at Nine. It definitely isn't cheap, but I heard a lot of great things from it, and I liked it myself when I was using it on a trial run.
After Touchdown got bought by Symantec years ago they pretty much stopped doing updates, I've switched over to using Nine Mail which both looks nicer and is actually under active development too:
That sort of scenario is exactly why I use Nine Mail for Exchange connectivity, instead of relying on Android's built-in support. They can still issue the remote wipe command, but it only affects that one app (which encapsulates corporate data)... leaving my personal apps and data intact.
For what it's worth, this sort of thing can arise without you turning in notice as well. Someone else leaves the company or loses their phone, for example, and the Exchange administrator accidentally sends the command to the wrong device.
Look at Nine. This is one of the best Android Apps I've ever encountered.
It does implement native ActiveSync so your credentials stay on your device.
/edit: sorry, did not notice it was already recommended further down before posting
Depending on your work email system, you can sandbox their permissions if you use Nine -- I've used it with exchange and google apps, and it doesn't make policies invade your phone and sandboxes a remote wipe to just the app data.
I would recommend using the app Nine for work accounts. It's a great mail app that sandboxes your corporate account, so the security policies only get enforced on the app rather on your whole phone. It syncs everything - mail, calendar (shows up as another calendar in the Google app), contacts, notes. I came across this looking for a solution to the same problem on my Moto X 2nd Gen and it worked like a charm.
It costs some money (you probably have $50 Google Play credits to spend anyways, right?), but is totally worth it. Have been using it for 1-2 years now and haven't looked back.
If you use the app Nine as your Exchange client on your phone there's an option to sync your calendar into the default calendar.
It's one of the best email clients out there.
I really like Nine for Android. It costs a little bit of money after the 1-week free trial, but it handles the Office 365 email and calendar the best out of all the apps I've tried.
Is there a known issue with Nine Exchange? As far as I can tell it's using the normal authentication methods without any passthrough.
Nine e-mail app. Have try few of email apps, but this one is only that is good for business/private e-mail. It doesn't support IMAP.
If you are using Exchange for Work or Office 365, check out "Nine Email". It's a fantastically Material designed app with a ton of features.
Likely this is your employer's IT security policies at play. In order to access the confidential information of the enterprise, most IT security departments want the right to wipe your phone remotely should it get lost (or your employment ends). It's not unreasonable.
You have two options to deal with this. The first is to use Secure Folder and connect your calendar within Secure Folder to your work exchange server. It's the same permissions, but they only apply to the Secure Folder and would not apply outside the Knox sandbox (you can set Secure Folder to allow your normal calendar to read the Secure Folder one). The second choice is to use an app called Nine which has an application level security model that would give your enterprise IT the ability to only wipe the app's data and not your phones. It's a fantastic app, but not free and probably not worth it if you're only wanting to sync the calendar.
I tried using the gmail app for my work Exchange email, and didn't like it. I have been using Nine and really enjoy it. Note: It's not cheap, however. $10 after trial.
if you can, use Nine instead for Exchange email. I use it for my work.
Looks and works so much better (for me and many others), and it has an option to only set the policy on an app-level instead of device.
I use Nine client on Android (one time charge of $10, but well worth it). It gives you the same colored flags that you see in Outlook.
Get him a Samsung S8 and install Nine and he'll be happy.
It is hands down the best Exchange/O365 e-mail client there is and its main feature is exactly what you are looking for: Instead of locking down your entire phone with a PIN (if your company forces that on you) you can just lock down the app with a PIN and it's all good. It will not alter anything on your phone, every security feature lockdown is confined to the app itself.
It's pretty expensive for an app, but imo worth every cent. I think you can download it for free as a trial.
If you use Nine as your email client for your Outlook account then all of your calendar appointments will populate in your Google Calendar.
I didn't have too much trouble adding an EAS account in the Gmail app, but I hate the colors in that app, and there's no GAL lookup support there whatsoever.
Moved on to the Email app, but that apparently no longer supports EAS at all in 6.0. Only options are IMAP and POP.
So I broke down and spent some of my $50 Play Store money and bought Nine. Works great!
Nine Email & Calendar
It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Excellent email app. Constantly improved.
Try the free two week trial
According to this older post concerning My Knox (the precursor to Secure Folder), the OP got an answer from Samsung support claiming only the Secure Folder would be wiped.
I have my work Exchange account setup on my personal phone in Secure Folder, and I hope this is true. You can also try Nine, a pretty highly regarded Exchange client which sandboxes the device admin/remote wipe into the application context. It's $14.99 US, but by all accounts I've seen most folks consider it worth it.
You might setup your work exchange account with Nine, it allows you so set it up so that the Exchange policies only apply to the app.
That way if a pin code is required it will only be on the app and a remote wipe command from Exchange only deletes the email data.
Are you sure Outlook requires being a device admin? I tried it again just then using my work's Exchange server which does require admin rights on the stock email apps, but Outlook worked without.
In any case though, Nine is my pick, and can restrict the admin access to just the app, not the entire phone. Tad pricey but definitely worth it.
I used to be in the same boat and always encrypted with unlocked bootloader. I've realized the performance hit on non-flagship devices with software encryption simply is unbearable. Its 2016, get with hardware encryption, manufacturers.
Switched to Nine to at least get standalone work account encryption, while personal stuff is unencrypted. I'll accept the risk so I don't double/triple my boot/app load times.
I used the Outlook app for my personal Microsoft email and had some issues with the app not always syncing or notifying of emails. I switched to Nine for Android and have been happy with it for my personal and work email. It does cost money, but the updates and dev support make it worth it.
You need to use an app that syncs the calendar to your phone account. I use Nine with my work email, and it works very well.
If they enforce that policy, I highly highly recommend an app like Nine - that app is where the security policy will be enforced now. In other words, if they require a pin + wipe abilities, you'll be required to have a pin on the app and they can wipe the data in that app, but have no ability to set security policy on your device.
I stopped using Outlook because (a) it was completely unreliable for sending mail with attachments and (b) did not allow me to use my primary Microsoft account email alias.
Instead I'm using the built in Mail and Calendar apps on my xperia Z5 and they are surprisingly decent; fully featured, reliable, supports aliases etc. I'd tried Gmail and it was surprisingly crap (and a major battery killer in my case for some reason).
I'll consider going back to Outlook as soon as they support aliases.
EDIT: although I don't need this functionality myself I believe nine is an excellent exchange mail program. However it doesn't seem to support basic Gmail, only if you have a Google Apps account.
There is an app in the play store called Nine, not only is it a fantastic email client but when you add a Corp email it gives you the option of only allowing them to wipe the mail account and not the phone. They offer a free 2 week trial also.
Edit: it's half off right now too!
Edit 2: grammer
> I have yet to find an email client on Android that allows me to get auto updates from a sub folder without me having to manually go in and look at it every 5 minutes. It gives me anxiety!
I solved this with Nine Mail. I have a couple of subfolders set up as "favorites" in the app, and it allows me to get notifications on them just like I do the Inbox. It's also an incredibly feature rich app, so I'm betting it can do most, if not all, of what you're looking for, including the email widget.
Have a look at Nine. It's free for a 1 or 2-week eval period. Better than Samsung's and you can turn on push all the time without killing your battery.
For me, I got around that by installing nine, which allows me to use smart/swipe lock for the phone and has pin access only for the email app. ^Mileage ^may ^vary, ^etc.
I would suggest using Nine for Exchange email. It has the option to have app level security for Exchange so you don't need to have it affect your entire phone. It's a little pricey as far as apps go, but it's also the best Exchange client I've used.
I always had minor and major problems with the stock Exchange clients from Google on any device I got. I can only suggest that anyone who depends on a strong Exchange support invests into Nine. It's the best Exchange client for Android I know: [link]
The basic stuff should work anyway. Check your permissions (as noted in the other comment) and check the settings of each calendar directly in the calendar app.
I really recommend Nine whenever someone asks about an Exchange client for Android. I'm able to configure a widget with any synced folder and give it an icon.
I didn't quite understand all your requirements, but Nine has fingerprint to unlock and a pass code, so maybe check that out? Sorry if it's not what you're looking for.
You could use Nine, it appears to bypass the exchange/365 policy. My work Office 365 account is on Nine on my BYOD and has not requested any strict policy reqs whereas if I install outlook, or add the same account into the GMail app, then it requests to add the policy!
Nine is not free, but it does have a free trial period, so you can test it out to see if you see the same. I ended up buying it anyway as it is a great app for O365/Exchange.
This is typical of Exchange, however, you could use a third-party app to bypass this. I would highly recommend Nine - it might be a bit pricey compared to your average app, but it's well worth it. For starters, it doesn't enforce any of your organisation's device policies on your phone, second, the stability and feature-set of the client are superior to even the official Outlook app, and my favourite feature - you can delete emails directly from the notification pop-up! I don't know why Outlook doesn't have this feature (instead it has a useless "Archive" button that does nothing). Nine has been on the market for a few years now but is still updated and maintained on a regular basis. Their customer support is also top notch btw.
Unfortunately not. This is pretty much the main reason why I switched to Nine (that, and Nine doesn't enforce company policies on your entire phone).
I think Nine will do what you need. I don't use it myself, but someone at work the other day was telling me that it lets them integrate their Office365 calendar directly into Android's regular calendar app, so you could use it in any way the default calendar's widgets can be used.
The app does cost 14.99 for a full license, but you can try it out for a few weeks first.
If one of those accounts is on an enterprise server, strongly recommend Nine. It is simply the best exchange activesync client out there. You can set the device security to application level which keeps corporate IT out of your phone without having to mess with Secure Folder.
Otherwise, I am using the stock client for email. It's pretty good overall.
While this doesn't directly answer your question, I'd recommend using an app like Nine rather than Android's builtin Exchange support. This way the policy restrictions apply only to the app (and its data), instead of the phone as a whole.
Your employer can still trigger a remote wipe, for example, but it will only include the Exchange data... all of your personal stuff is unaffected.
checkout this app. Not sure if it supports POP, but it has very fine control and filled with features.
I believe it is 2 weeks of free trial
Ninefolders is the best I've tried and I use it on my phone and PB. It supports more than just IMAP too. It's 1 of 2 apps(R2MAIL2) that has support for S/MIME email encryption. [link]
If you want to connect to an Exchange/Office 365 server, I have been using Nine for more than 4 years now and it has the best experience and features for an enterprise setting: [link]
Plus sérieusement, Nine pour Android, vraiment génial.
Sur PC, j'aime beaucoup Diskitude en remplacement de Treesize.
One personal device.
I carried the shared phone for my first on-call, it became tedious after the first 4 hours. I will use my own going forward.
Google Voice makes sure random coworker doesn't get my real cell number.
As for MDM/remote-wipe, I'm a fan of Nine for email (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_US) which allows policies (and thus the remote-wipe) to apply only to the application, not the entire device. Go ahead, wipe my phone. See if I care.
I am pretty sure you need an exchange sync provider that comes with gapps. I don't think LOS contains a full active sync stack.
If you dont want to install gapps for any reason you could try Nine (not free though) which I've been using for some years as my primary exchange client. They have a full active sync implementation which is (iirc) standalone. Have never tried it without gapps though.
Take a look at Nine - Email & Calendar.
It serves me very well and does all the things I need. One of the best email clients for Android, IMO.
It's a paid app, but you can try it for 14 days and see if you like it. For me, it's worth every penny.
J'utilise différents comptes mail (Office 365 pour le boulot, Gmail en cours de supression qui est encore relevé par une autre boîte, et Outlook).
J'ai longtemps utilisé Ezdetach qui permet d'extraire les pièces-jointes selon des actions prédéfinies et ainsi alléger la taille de la boîte. Globalement, je n'efface jamais de courriers, mais j'archive régulièrement.
Sur mobile, j'utilise l'excellent Nine, meilleur client mail que j'ai pu tester, à tel point qu'il remplace parfois mon client lourd quand je dois trier des mails au plus vite.
I had the same issue, couldn't find a solution, gave up and started using Nine instead.
The gmail issue isn't exclusive to the Nexus 6P btw, had the same issue on an xperia z5 compact.
There's a really good email client that let's you work around that little feature that I used at my last job. When they sent the whip code it just bombed my email and not my phone
In regards to point 6:
No, you cannot not wipe my device, because I use Nine.
Yes, the default mail client will do a wipe. And yes, I know what I'm talking about, I'm a network admin, I've even tested it on my own device. All it does is wipe the work account, not the whole phone. So you are still in compliance, but don't have to worry about loosing your personal data.
Edit: Also, no we cannot "pull your password out of the system". No one uses reversible encryption in Active Directory, its a bad idea.
Check out Nine email [link]
It'll circumnavigate the the admin policy and if your IT dept decides to wipe your device it will only wipe the app data. It is highly priced for an android app but it's worth every penny.
This may not work for all Enterprise email accounts but it'll work for most
I use the Nine Android App for email. In the app, you can set up "VIP" users and domains and set special notification settings like to always notify you, or use a special notification sound, so you can set your email alert system as a VIP and pick the settings you want. May not be as resistant as you want, but as others said IFTTT or Tasker may help with that part.
Great info here!
From your list, I actively use Brave, Nova, and K-9. In fact, I have used K-9 for about 10 years now (maybe it didn't come out until 2009, but I think it was 2008?). I'd like to add Nine for Exchange and Office 365 accounts. While K-9 can handle that email via IMAP and Gmail can handle it as well, Nine has a much more pleasant contacts and calendar integration than anything else in my experience!
When I've tried Firefox, I used it with HTTPS Everywhere & uBlock Origin, but the browser itself was just not for me on Android (it's my main browser on Windows).
But yeah, this is great info!
Best Exchange app out there. Full version is $10, so kind of steep but it was worth it to me. It's also got the whole material design thing going for it. Check it out.
Are you using built in? I am using Nine ([link]) though it is paid, and do not have these issues. This app is amazing. Maybe try another app, free or paid, to see if you are still having issues.
I'm on stock 5.1 on a Nexus 5, email app. I personally use Nine Exchange which is why I hadn't noticed.
Microsoft Exchange isn't supported on my Android so I had to use a third-party app called Nine. It's like ten bucks, though.
If anybody searches this in the future, I did not solve the issue directly, but do have a workaround I'm satisfied with.
I deleted the troublesome Exchange account from Settings -> Accounts, discontinued use of the Email app and installed/setup Nine. I'm only ~12 hours into use of this but so far so good. HTH
I had the same problem. They wanted me to install a certificate, and run a vpn, give them admin privileges like locate device and lock and erase (which is usually normal, but didn't feel like it).
I ended up using the Nine email app ([link])
Great thing about this app is it enforces your work sccounts security policy only within the app so if they were to send the wipe command, it'll only wile the app and not your entire phone. Also didn't have any issues setting it up at all.
Edit: and yes, unlike the Outlook app where you can only view your outlook contacts and calendar within the app, this one syncs it to your calendar and contacts on your phone, you can also search your companies directory in the phone app as well.
You want to use Nine it has a free 1 or 2 week trial and then it is an IAP for $7 or something I forget but it is worth every penny.
You can integrate your Exchange calendar into the device calendar or keep it in the calendar in the app. It does notes, tasks, allows google now voice interactions (take a note, set a reminder, etc), Exchange security policies only on the app (if you only want to have a pin code on the app but not your phone), it does GAL lookups when sending email, and way way too many features to list.
The devs are also pretty responsive to suggestions or bug reports.
Use an email program called Nine (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ninefolders.hd3&hl=en_US). I used it with my work email. It basically tricked the exchange server that permissions were granted for the whole phone, but it was just for the email program. My work could still wipe my email, but not my phone.
Are you using an Exchange server? I was personally never satisfied with the built-in functionality for Android and picked up Nine You can check out the free trial but it's... not cheap at $15. It allows you to setup "peak" and "off-peak" schedules so that you can completely disable sync during work hours (which will save battery).
On Android, you can manage your contacts in the Outlook app, and it also syncs to the native Android Contacts app, so no real issues there.
Outlook has an integrated calendar which works well. If you need to sync to the native Android Calendar app, the best solution I have found is Nine.
Yeah, I never added pictures, so I have been spared the pain. (On Windows Mobile they synced automatically from Facebook, if you installed the app and turned this on.)
The Outlook app won't sync with the system calendar unfortunately. However the Gmail app supports exchange email.
Also, someone in this sub turned me on to Nine, and I really like it.
Nine for Android ([link]) has support for Exchange 2003 SP2 and up - and it starts in trail mode so you can try before you buy.
Can't speak for iOS.
And I guess I would be remiss in my duty as a fellow sysadmin if I didn't tell you to upgrade your mail servers :)
I don't know if it's too heavy for you, or what you're looking for, but you can give Nine a try.
it's a paid app but offers a 2-week trial.
I use it for work and have never looked back
This is hands down the best exchange app on Android.
Been using it for years. Really solid. Always works. On Exchange 2010 as well.
Once we went to this and ditched the stock Android Exchange app, no more support tickets. Worth the money.
My work uses office 365 but has crazy security requirements. I had issues with it syncing in Gmail, but Outlook app works fine. I'm not a big fan of the Outlook app so I switched to using Nine email app. Highly recommend it as it doesn't apply the security requirements system wide, just to the app.
I like those, but they don't quite work when I set up an appointment through my work calendar (Office365 account synced to my phone using Nine) because I've already included travel time in the appointment.
Say I have to leave work early for a 4pm appointment that's an hour away. I set an "out of office" appointment in Outlook, but I set it starting at 3pm because I'll be on the road and don't want people scheduling meetings for then. That causes the "time to leave" notification to go off around 2pm.
>I can't have swipe to unlock otherwise I don't get my professional emails on my phone :(
You could put that app in the Secure Folder, or look at email apps without that requirement: Nine and Aqua Mail.
I believe another alternative is to have a voice match unlock, but I don't recall how that works with email accounts with Exchange policies.
Android's Exchange integration has been consistently improving since the early days, and received a huge bump in 2014 when GMail 5.0 added Exchange account support, removing the need for the aging "Email" app. If the GMail app doesn't strike your fancy, there are a plethora of other great Exchange mail apps - I'm partial to Nine ([link]) which can also circumvent those pesky device administrator requirements that Exchange servers tend to impose.
The Exchange sync provider also correctly handles all of your meetings and exposes them as a separate "calendar" which can be turned on and off in any of your calendar apps alongside your Google (and other) calendars.
I know you've given up, but in the future I recommend using Nine instead - it never enforces a locksceen or other policies on your phone, allowing you to use your phone the way you want to.
If you use Nine on you phone, your calendar entries will be integrated with the system calendar, and be available to wear.
Not sure about the outlook app. I couldn't even figure out how to get normal notifications from it.
App level exchange server security that doesn't take over your entire phone. Plus, other great features, black theme for AMOLED and great customer support.
have you tried Nine? Last I used it for work, you can select the sandboxed version and only the app will need to follow the policy requirements (passcode, lock, wipe, etc)
Use Nine for email. It sandboxes your work email to the app only and lets everything else work normally. Its also the best email app I have ever used.
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Nine Mail is a bit expensive, but is an excellent solution to this issue- it addresses the exchange security requirements at the app level, and negates the need for you to provide system administrator access in order to get your emails delivered.
When I looked into it, you'll need to get a different email app that supports Exchange ActiveSync. I think Nine has some pretty good reviews.
Personally, I didn't feel comfortable using an outside app for work email.
Story of my life... used to work super well on my Moto X...then had a Nexus 6. Works well for 3 days after adding an Exchange account (Outlook.com), then I can't send and it drains my battery. Friends with Nexus 4 and 5 have the same issue.
I decided to go ahead and buy Nine - Exchange on Mobile.
Best 10$ I've ever spent. Seems like a lot, but what a wonderful app!
Apps like that will simply fail to work based on server side policy under an AirWatch environment. Speaking from experience as someone who spent the $10 on Nine because it was a beautiful and functional Exchange client with the bonus that it walled off the PIN requirements to the app level instead of the phone. Employer deployed AirWatch recently and now ALL apps aside from the AirWatch Inbox fail authorization and will not retrieve or send e-mail.
It's pricey, but Nine mail is an excellent app for this. It satisfies the Exchange server's security requirement so that your whole device doesn't have to.
The other day, I switched from TouchDown to Nine (link: [link]) and it was totally worth it. I liked TouchDown, even though it was ugly as hell but Nine looks beautiful and is packed with so many awesome features. You should give it a try...