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Old 10-22-2008, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just spotted this advertisement:

http://www.exchangemymail.com/bbforu...erry_offer.asp

I have a BIS Blackberry Bold - and sync it with my GMail. However, to update my contacts/calendar/notes, I have to sync with a local copy of outlook on my laptop. Having wireless sync'ing sounds very attractive?

However, wanted to see if anyone else has used similiar services and whether they'd recommend it?

If I did use a service like this, could I still have my GMail account on my B'Berry?
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Other retail OTA sync options for BIS include:

- BBerrysync - OTA Sync
- ThinkPost Communications - Home
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Other retail OTA sync options for BIS include:

- BBerrysync - OTA Sync
- ThinkPost Communications - Home
Thanks - would you recommend any of the above?
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If I did use a service like this, could I still have my GMail account on my B'Berry?
I'm using a BES/Hosted Exchange with syncmemobile.com and I love it.

You will still be able to maintain your BIS accounts (up to 10) even after you activate on a BES. You'll just have the added bonus of wireless sync of all the other PIM data on your 'Berry.
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I'm using a BES/Hosted Exchange with syncmemobile.com and I love it.

You will still be able to maintain your BIS accounts (up to 10) even after you activate on a BES. You'll just have the added bonus of wireless sync of all the other PIM data on your 'Berry.
Cool - had a look on the website - it looks good - although a bit pricey?

I work in a bank that's paranoid about security - does anyone know when my PC is connected to our corporate network if my Outlook will be able to connect to SyncMeMobile? I know you can't answer for my particular situation - but in general does it work from behind corporate firewalls. If it doesn't, then its not a lot of use as I won't be able to access new data in Outlook during the day?
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Thanks - would you recommend any of the above?
The BES option is likely the most robust...if that's more important than $$ then I'd probably do that.

I used the BBerrysync SW when it was in beta, and if you're syncing a personal calendar I'd expect no issues. Aside from some problems w/my work calendar when I received updates to individual occurrences of recurring meetings sent to me by others, I had good results.

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Cool - had a look on the website - it looks good - although a bit pricey?

I work in a bank that's paranoid about security - does anyone know when my PC is connected to our corporate network if my Outlook will be able to connect to SyncMeMobile? I know you can't answer for my particular situation - but in general does it work from behind corporate firewalls. If it doesn't, then its not a lot of use as I won't be able to access new data in Outlook during the day?
Depends what you're trying to do.

If you're looking for a way to sync your work Outlook/Exchange info with your BB without using the corporate BES, that can be very difficult and require goofy syncing kludges.

You could, I suppose, create a separate profile for accessing the hosted Exchange through the Outlook installation at work, but then you'd be switching between profiles all day, and I don't know how easy it would be to keep things in sync. Maybe through a local PST file? Then you'll be copying back and forth, trying to sync. Sounds like a headache.

If you're looking to maintain a separate personal Outlook with BES, then a hosted Exchange will work. I'm able to access my syncmemobile account through an OWA interface, rather than through an Outlook profile.

Personally, I've done the following:

Export all my relevant work data to a PST file, which I then imported into my home Outlook account (which syncs with my hosted Exchange). That took care of the bulk transfer of existing appointments, contacts and tasks.

To keep things current, I just forward new appointments to my syncmemobile account from my work Outlook. I manage contacts and tasks differently (I don't use tasks for my work account, so that's easy. Contacts are my own personal nightmare. It's more of the same PST importing, but on a weekly/monthly/whenever-I-remember basis).

So yeah, I'll stop rambling now. You could access your hosted Exchange info through OWA.
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I use (AND LOVE) BBSync. Cost efficient, great customer service, easy to set up and a great UI.

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I use (AND LOVE) BBSync. Cost efficient, great customer service, easy to set up and a great UI.

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from what I could see on their site - you install some software on your PC which then communicates with your b'berry over the internet via their server?

So - you could only modify your data on that one PC? The advantage I can see with the other services is you could access your data on multiple PC's? Clearly though, you're paying for this.
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I';ve just got a BB Bold - my first BB and am very impressed with it. However, as others have discovered, I have problems syncing emails etc. I'm no techno expert so some of the techno babble on here is beyond me.

The solutions suggested here imply that they are solutions for PC's however, I have an exchange server. Does anyone know if these can be used alongside an exchange server?
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Cool - had a look on the website - it looks good - although a bit pricey?

I work in a bank that's paranoid about security - does anyone know when my PC is connected to our corporate network if my Outlook will be able to connect to SyncMeMobile? I know you can't answer for my particular situation - but in general does it work from behind corporate firewalls. If it doesn't, then its not a lot of use as I won't be able to access new data in Outlook during the day?
Our Pricing now has changed to 14.95/Mo with unlimited storage...
we will price match and beat any price on the web...

Email jwilson-AT-syncmemobile-DOT-com for further information.

This is a secure solution for all types of work.. HIPAA and Gov Standards met and exceeded.

Will work behind corporate firewalls unless we are specificaly blocked..
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I use (AND LOVE) BBSync. Cost efficient, great customer service, easy to set up and a great UI.

my 2cents

I notice you say you use BBSync but are on a BES... which do you use or both?
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