DevicePolicyManager wipeData not wiping out Email settings

I have a device management app that uses the DevicePolicyManager methods. On a specific trigger, I invoked the wipeData method with flag = 0 (its a 2.2 HTC incredible). The device rebooted and wiped all device data (not sd card) along with any configured google accounts (listed under Settings -> Accounts & Sync). However, I was surprised to see that I was still able to receive/send my company emails from the Email app. I had to manually go to the email app click on settings and delete my account.
Any idea if anything is wrong with this. I though being able to wipeData is one of the security measures for an enterprise. And if still one is able to access enterprise email after a remote wipe then it becomes pointless ! I’m absolutely stunned.
Just to be sure, before posting this, I re-ran the whole procedure. Configured my Exchange ActiveSync account, installed my device management app and triggered the wipeData function. On reboot and “data wipe”, I find that the configured account doesn’t show up in the Accounts & Sync but in the Email app it is still configured and I’m able to send receive messages.

Again, this is happening on my HTC Droid Incredible (Verizon). I havent’ yet tested it on any other device. If I get a change to test, I’ll update.

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  • EDIT:
    I tested this on the Droid Pro as well as the HTC Evo. Both are getting wiped cleanly. So Seems that this issue is specific to HTC Incredible. The one I have is running Android 2.2 and the HTC kernel version is : htc-kernel@and18-2#1

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