Message while configuring exchange

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vkulkarn

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Message while configuring exchange
« On:October 29, 2015, 08:54:47 PM »
Attached is the message received while configuring activesync, though its alright the wording seems to make one feel that my office email data ia not secured and can be accesed by samsung.

I got a clear description of what the message means but better wordings may sound more appropriate
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Amit Kaushik

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Re: Message while configuring exchange
« Reply #1 On:October 29, 2015, 09:03:47 PM »
Yes that verbiage is misleading,

Just to clarify a one way hash is generated from IMEI ( device ID) at the time of activation of active sync which is used to calculate number of activations for purpose of royalty payments etc.

In no way Samsung is collecting email data of customers this distinction is important for users.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 09:11:29 PM by Amit Kaushik »

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Gaurav Kalra

Re: Message while configuring exchange
« Reply #2 On:October 29, 2015, 09:48:27 PM »
Yes that verbiage is misleading,

Just to clarify a one way hash is generated from IMEI ( device ID) at the time of activation of active sync which is used to calculate number of activations for purpose of royalty payments etc.

In no way Samsung is collecting email data of customers this distinction is important for users.

EAS is generally used by corporate users however outlook.com also offers EAS access.

Now, as I understand, as soon as I connect my device to internet Samsung gets to know about my IMEI (and device ID) - This way I am able to receive FOTA updates.

When I link an EAS account with Tizen, it may again transmit my IMEI (and device ID) to maybe know how many devices are using EAS - that's probably a boolean with IMEI still being the primary key. However, that also in no way transmits my EAS enabled email address.

to calculate number of activations for purpose of royalty payments etc.
Does my email address get transmitted to Samsung for redirecting "royalty payments" to me and/or to maybe outlook.com?

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Re: Message while configuring exchange
« Reply #3 On:October 29, 2015, 10:25:09 PM »
No Gaurav you are reading too much in to it.

Exchange Active sync is a proprietary protocol of Microsoft all 3rd party client need to share activation numbers . Since number of devices sold is more that number of EAS activations we can not simply assume all IMEI which we have are necessarily using EAS . When EAS is activated for first time device id (based on IMEI) is collected.

No other data such as email id is collected and this is why I said message is misleading.

Outlook is a Microsoft product and they can manage it in another way.

Yes that verbiage is misleading,

Just to clarify a one way hash is generated from IMEI ( device ID) at the time of activation of active sync which is used to calculate number of activations for purpose of royalty payments etc.

In no way Samsung is collecting email data of customers this distinction is important for users.

EAS is generally used by corporate users however outlook.com also offers EAS access.

Now, as I understand, as soon as I connect my device to internet Samsung gets to know about my IMEI (and device ID) - This way I am able to receive FOTA updates.

When I link an EAS account with Tizen, it may again transmit my IMEI (and device ID) to maybe know how many devices are using EAS - that's probably a boolean with IMEI still being the primary key. However, that also in no way transmits my EAS enabled email address.

to calculate number of activations for purpose of royalty payments etc.
Does my email address get transmitted to Samsung for redirecting "royalty payments" to me and/or to maybe outlook.com?
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 11:39:26 PM by Amit Kaushik »

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Gaurav Kalra

Re: Message while configuring exchange
« Reply #4 On:October 29, 2015, 11:29:14 PM »
Hmmm okay. Thanks for the clarification.

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