Outlook for iOS and Android & Exchanges Allow/Block/Quarantine List

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On January 29th, Microsoft released Outlook for iOS and Android.

This release has caused somewhat of a stir due to some reported security issues with the app which existed before it’s rebranding from “Accompli”

I’ll be honest, I found a number of the posts on this app to be somewhat alarmist, but a post with the somewhat alarmist title: Warning – Microsofts Outlook app for iOS breaks your company security raised a point that caused me some concern.

This point was: “Shared Exchange ActiveSync ID and device type”

This post will explain why the concern, my findings & how to block “Outlook for iOS and Android” via Exchanges Allow/Block/Quarantine List.

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iOS “Cannot Get Mail. The connection to the server failed.”


Several months after going launching our BYOD scheme, we started getting reports from people that their iOS devices would fail to connect to our Exchange servers for company email.

They would fail with an error like that shown in the image above.

See below for more details on this issue.

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