Why do I see a warning when setting up my Office 365 email account on my mobile device that the organisation will be able to remotely wipe it?

Why do I see a warning when setting up my Office 365 email account on my mobile device that the organisation will be able to remotely wipe it?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students

Remote wipe is a feature of Exchange ActiveSync, which many mobile devices use to access Office 365 email.

You can trigger this feature yourself by following the instructions at
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2791863.
 
Device warning image
 
It is also possible for select staff within Information Services to trigger a remote wipe of your device, but we would only do this if you informed us that your device had been lost or stolen.
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