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Old 07-26-2010, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to block attachments using Policy in BES 5?

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Management is discussing blocking attachments being sent to phones based on their jobs at our company. Some people receive sensitive email attachments and they would like to prevent data leakage.

Is there a setting in the BES IT Policies to allow emails to be sent to the phone but not the attachments? Similar to how Activesync can block attachments?

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From the Policy Guide:

Attachment Viewing IT policy rule

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can view supported attachments in messages and calendar entries.

Default value
The default value is Yes.

A BlackBerry device can use this rule if the BlackBerry Attachment Service is connected to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
using the BlackBerry Attachment Connector.

Changing this rule to No does not prevent a user from downloading or viewing native attachments on a BlackBerry device.
Remember that if you have Content Protection enabled on all memory types it is not possible to copy attachments off the device via USB as they are all encrypted.

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