You may be right - but I haven not "exhausted" everything yet. How to get around this - it could be possible. And no, not with exchange - I share my calendar/contacts so I am considered a "group" and am priced out.
Really... what I hope is they change this. I remember when AOL (only like a year or two ago) only offered no SSL enabled port (they were 110 and 25 - totally lame) for their IMAP through Outlook. Now they do, they saw the need and met it, and I have put them through Outlook... things in tech change, as we all know.
I am trying to figure out a workaround (and no that won't mean reading my email off the web browser.) I will bust my a** trying, because if I fail - I lose the BB. That's a big incentive to keep trying...
Never give up the ship - never give in and never back down. Trust me, if there is a way, I will find it.