Exchange account configuration (iOS device profile)

With the Exchange account configuration you set up a connection to a Microsoft Exchange Server email server.



Account name

The account name.

Exchange server

The Exchange server address.
Note If you use the Sophos Mobile EAS proxy, enter the URL of the EAS proxy server.


The domain for this account.


The user for this account.

If you enter the variable %_USERNAME_%, the server replaces it with the actual user name.

Email address

The email address of the account.

If you enter the variable %_EMAILADDRESS_%, the server replaces it with the actual email address.


The password for this account.

If you leave this field empty, users must enter the password on their devices.

Synchronization period

The time period used for synchronizing emails.

Only the emails from within the specified period are synchronized to the inbox on the managed device.


The connection to the Exchange server is secured by SSL or TLS (depending on what the server supports).

We recommend that you select this check box.

Allow move

Users can move emails from this account to another. This also allows users to use a different account when replying to or forwarding a message from this account.

Allow recent address syncing

The account is included in the syncing of recently used addresses with other devices using iCloud.

Use in Mail only

The account can only be used to send messages from the Mail app. It cannot be selected as a sending account for messages created with other apps, for example Photos or Safari.

Identity certificate

Select the identity certificate for the connection to the Exchange server.

The list includes all certificates from Client certificate configurations of the current profile.

Enable S/MIME

Support the S/MIME encryption standard.

Signing certificate

Encryption certificate

The certificates that are used for email signing and encryption.

To select a certificate, you must first upload it in a Client certificate configuration of the current profile.

Allow user to send unencrypted emails

For each outgoing email, the user can choose to encrypt it or not.