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The "Moxier Pro"-App on SE's Xperia Mini Pro Featured

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Moxier Pro is pre-installed on most recent Sony Ericsson Smartphone with Android, e.g. Xperia Mini Pro. We'll tell you what it does, and if you really need it.

Moxier pro is meant for users who want to synchronize their emails, contacs, calendars, tasks and notes with a Microsoft Exchange Server via Exchange Active Sync.

In this special case of "Moxier Pro", pro actually addresses professional users. If you do not have an Exchange account, you don't need this app. In corporate environments, Exchange is used to share adress books across the company and use shared calendars with advanced scheduling features. If you want to schedule private appointments with family and friends, it's better to use free cloud-based services like google calendar - it's free. Exchange in turn costs a lot of money and requires a server. Also features like Push-Mail are possible with most mail-accounts allowing access by IMAP.

But there is more to using a professional Exchange app, than just syncing! It's also about deleting, i.e. wiping your smartphone. On the one hand, it sounds counter-productive to wipe all the data on your phone, but on the other hand think about the information you sync between a corporate Exchange server and your smartphone: There will probably be confidential information which shouldn't fall into the wrong hands. In case you lose your phone or it gets stolen the Exchange-Server can send a command which triggers the wipe procedure. All information, which were synced with the server will be securely deleted. This includes passwords, emails, contacts, calendars, tasks etc.

For security reasons Moxier Pro is also able to control the way you can unlock your phone and/or your password. An Exchange server provides security policies, which may contain requirements on minimum password length, password expiration, if you need a password at all, the type of internet connection etc. Moxier Pro downloads these policies upon first contacting the server and then obeys these policies. The app is therefore registered as a "device administrator". This grants an app the rights to do control security, triggering factory resets etc. The ability of wiping the data is not limited to Moxier, but can also be performed by other Exchange apps like TouchDown (see below).

If you own a corporate, educational or government Android smartphone you can also reset (and wipe data) it through a Google service. Find the information about it here: http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=173390

Sony provides a pdf with information for professional Xperia users (though it does not mention Moxier Pro).

If you do want to use Exchange features on your smartphone, better apps than Moxier Pro are available, e.g. TouchDown (the Exchange enabled version costs $ 20 on Google Play aka Google Market).

If you feel, you want to get rid of this app please note the following:

- You can NOT download Moxier Pro on Google Play Store if you uninstall it
- Unistallation will not work the regular way. Find a step-by-step tutorial here (no root required): Uninstall Moxier Pro

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Eng.Steve
0 # Eng.Steve 2017-07-10 17:06
My Moxier is not working,why?
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Abdullah
0 # Abdullah 2013-11-06 20:43
Why should I use Moxier pro at all? My corporate account works perfectly with the default email application so what does this give me which the default app can't??
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javad
+1 # javad 2013-10-05 22:43
How can I install it on my cellphone
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Sebastian
0 # Sebastian 2013-10-06 13:01
unfortunately, you can't get it through official channels if you don't have a Sony (Ericsson) smartphone.
Moxier Mail is available through google play, though. It's features are not as comprehensive as Moxier Pro's.
I hope these information helped. :)
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Lisa
0 # Lisa 2013-04-01 02:38
will my e-mail(gmail, yahoo) accounts still work if I uninstall moxier pro?
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Sebastian
0 # Sebastian 2013-04-05 16:46
Absolutely!
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