Can Office Wifi Access iPhone Email?

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  1. MacKenzie999 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone...

    This is a pretty basic, and probably stupid, question about my iPhone 6 (or any phone I guess).
    If I connect my phone to my office's wifi network, does that mean the network admin will have any kind of access to email I may read on my phone? Sender/header info? Content? I'd love to not use my data, but prefer to keep my email private. Any thoughts?
    Thanks
     
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    If you are using any sane and modern email service your email is encrypted in transit (like gmail) so you will be ok. I imagine they can read the destination IP so they will know you checked your email, but that is it.

    If you are still paranoid, you can buy a VPN service that encrypts all traffic but you need to trust the company. Alternatively you can buy a router with VPN support, so your phone will be as secure as you are at home.
     
  3. MacKenzie999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have two main accounts, a .mac account from Apple and one from Dreamhost who host my website. I get a lot of email about freelance work that they might not be cool about, hence my concern. I access them via the Mail app, not through the web.
     
  4. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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