What does Mail for Exchange wipe mean on my Nokia phone?

When your Nokia phone is synced with your Exchange server, the security information by your Exchange Administrator is transferred to your phone. These include application wipe. An application wipe is a security feature used to erase all application data from a phone. Mail for Exchange wipe removes from your phone, all email content, contact entries, and calendar entries that you have synced from your Exchange server.

A Mail for Exchange application wipe can occur for the following reasons:

  1. A local wipe occurs after too many failed password attempts. The maximum number of attempts is set by the Exchange security policies. 
  2. A remote wipe occurs when you remove your phone from being one of the devices that your want to be connected to your Exchange server.
  3. The Exchange Administrator can force a remote wipe from the Exchange server to ensure corporate security.