Originally Posted by nobody7290
I tried to explain that it is not not much difference between BES and BIS.
A BES server is a smaller scale BIS server.
Security ends where the mails travels into the internet, or, when someone has access to the server backend which handles the email.
You are encrypted while on the BES server and not on BIS. This didn't bother me but I did think there was "some" advantage to being on RIM's server for BIS. But there isn't...
Enabled SSL for smtp is not full proof but it's not bad either. It's better than 25 out the door with nothing.
I never leave anything on servers anyway... Yahoo is just a "shell" for me - I use a POP3 setting and spin the mail around to all my devices. The devices hold the content - mail, contacts, calendar - not the server. I don't trust "servers" I have no control over.