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I am connecting my gmail app(or any e mail application) to my office e mail using exchange. It asks me to add the mail app as a Device administrator for my phone. So that it can Erase all data,Set password rules and the list goes on.

Is it safe to grant the previlage?
Can someone else erase my data or do anything to phone?

  • I don't think something as simple as an e-mail client should be granted those privileges. Are you sure you're using the official Gmail/Exchange apps? – Arielle Jun 29 '15 at 14:37
  • @Arielle Yes I am using the official gmail app. Without those privileges the exchange account will not work. No problem in using google mail. – Syam Kumar S Jul 2 '15 at 13:40

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