My employer use to only allow mobile access to exchange to RIM (Blackberry) devices or so at least that is what they said. At some point when I asked, they acknowledged that iOS and Android devices were also accessing exchange and so today I'm using an Android device for both work and personal email.
My wife's employer has a strick access polcies (at least written policies) and requires her to carry a RIM device which they install a PW policy on. She can use that phone for limited personal use if she wants, but they would have her call logs and some traffic wil be logged as well so like many she toggles 2 phones, but uses only her peronal for calls and text messages. What are the chances this employer has webmail access and what are the chances if she has the mail server address that she will just able to just be able to access corporate mail from her Android phone?
More of an HR question, but would attempting to configure access and gaining access to exchange by just figuring it out (which i think is the only real security barrier here) be considered hacking into their system? The person who handles the phones there has a title of phone specialist but is not an exchange admin or technical at all, I suspect they were just reading from the handbook when she first asked about using her personal phone to access corporate mail.
Is there any legit reason why so many employers still require RIM? Any real reason employers need to install a polciy (or anything else) on mobile devices accessing corporate exchange?
Beyond asking for the webmail url and exchange server address, what's the best way to discover these?