Work Email makes me use PW to unlock phone now

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    Can someone please help me disable this? I am using Sapphire 1.1.1 and REALLY hate having to type in a pw to unlock my phone every time the screen turns on.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? I've seached and cant find a way to do it
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    Have you tried setting up your email again to see if it is an option you can disable?

    Sent from my Droid
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    Yep... Unfortunately on the set up screen there is nothing about this
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    There is no way to disable it from the phone. I only found one person who said their exchange administrator was able to do some magic in the server and get rid of it. But my administrator has not been able to do it.
    This drove me to root my droid for the first time. I am now using UD8 and do not have to enter the password every time I wake up my home anymore. Other ROM might have a way of disabling it, you might want to search the Saphire threads.
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    Switch to Touchdown, then delete your account in your email on your phone. You will still have to enter a password, but at least it will only be when you go into your email.
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    You can try improved email, touchdown, or get your exchange admin to do the following. (only works for droid 1 and exchange 2010 though...I haven't tested 2007 so it may or may not work on 2007)

    On exchange 2010 create a new active sync policy (editing an exsisting policy won't work) that has the following settings:
    - Allow non-provisioned phones = NOT selected
    - Password required = NOT selected.
    - Add the policy to your exchange account
    - Give the policy 5 to 10 minutes to propagate out.

    - Delete your exchange account on your phone
    - On your phone, go into settings | locations & security | select device administrators = remove/deactivate your email account (if it's still there after deleting your account)
    - On your phone, go into settings | locations & security | set up screen lock = select "none". You'll have to enter your password once for it to disable the password.
    - I suggest rebooting the phone at this point to make sure the password policy and email account is gone.

    - Remove all phones from OWA client (webmail). (there's an entry for every time you added an exchange account to the phone, so remove them all).
    - Create a new exchange account on your phone
    - Accept the security policy and activate (it won't ask for a password)

    I've done this on about 30 rooted and non-rooted phones and every phone no longer requires a password. I did run into a few that I had to repeat the process a few times for it to take, but I think that was just a timing issue with our exchange servers (we have over 60,000 users so changes takes a bit to be seen).

    I suggest not making this a default active sync policy, only use it for trusted people with droid 1's.

    Good luck.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
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