View Full Version : Separete way for IMAP Client (personal) with BES (work)?

08-04-2006, 12:05 AM
I am new to BB land and have started a job where I am carrying a BB and the firm uses BES for all the corporate e-mail. I would like to be able to check my IMAP personal account if possible from my BB, I do not care if it is 15 late or if I have to check it myself, I don't need my personal e-mail pushed to me. What I would like is to keep my personal e-mail off the corporate server. I was wondering what the best way to do this is? I tried searching the forums and did not see any replies to IMAP client requests or most people were concered with synching and having personal e-mail pushed, I just want to be albe to view my personal e-mail inbox when I decide to check it. I do not want to forward all my personal emails direclt to my BB since I would like to be able to use other comptuers to acess my inbox at night and do email directly then and not have them all gone if I forwarded everything. Any advice is appreciated, thanks. Rogers is my service provider.

08-04-2006, 07:09 AM
If you can get a BIS account from your provider, you can have your IMAP mail forwarded to that account. Our shop uses squirrelmail for the IMAP interface, can forwarding to my BB + keeping the mail on the IMAP server is very easy.

From what I read here, your management can't see what you get from your BIS account.

01-24-2007, 07:34 AM
gldnarm - did you ever get this to work?

dulcamara - I'm in a similar situation. I'm a Desktop Support guy with a Blackberry, plus I have limited Admin access to the BES (but of course I can't go changing any global settings).

Essentially I'm trying to achieve the same as gldnarm... I'm already happily receiving all Exchange-based work email via the BES, but I have my own personal mail server which is completely separate to work and I usually access this via a Web-mail interface or an IMAP client where available.

So what I'd like is to find a way to either push my email directly to the Blackberry, or install a separate IMAP client on the handheld where I can check for new emails periodically, even manually if need be.

The only thing is, I don't really understand your "BIS" solution... would you mind explaining this in a little more detail?


01-24-2007, 08:44 AM
Ever wireless carrier that supports Blackberries includes BIS with BES. check out Blackberryfaq.com for details but you can integrate up to 10 email accounts (POP, IMAP, and a couple of other types) with BIS in addition to BES provided that your company't BES IT policies don't prohibit this.

The huge caveat is that while email delivered via BIS does not go through the BES at all you BES admin still has full control over your Blackberry and nothing is truly private on your company BES-connected Blackberry so just choose carefully. This is why I have my own personal Blackberry and hosted BES service.

01-24-2007, 09:54 AM
It's cool - I just didn't know what BIS stood for until I read around. I was confused by the fact that our ISP is a company called BIS!

I've now found Vodafone's BIS site and have signed up, added my IMAP account and hey presto, all is working well!