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Old 09-21-2006, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

My company uses BES, but from what I understand it's going to turn my feature filled 8100 blackberry into a boring featureless brick. I have a couple of questions.

1. Is it possible to get my work email and calendar without BES? I'm thinking it's possible to setup a filter in outlook to CC all of my mails to my blackberry. Would I be able to modify the "From" field to say it's from my work address?

2. If I buy a second blackberry would only one be used via BES? I'm not sure if BES uses my SIM or my handheld address. I wouldn't mind popping my SIM in one blackberry for work, then after work moving it to another to get all of my features back.

Sorry if this is a bit confusing. This is my first week with this device.
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Old 10-01-2006, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

My company uses BES, but from what I understand it's going to turn my feature filled 8100 blackberry into a boring featureless brick. I have a couple of questions.

1. Is it possible to get my work email and calendar without BES? I'm thinking it's possible to setup a filter in outlook to CC all of my mails to my blackberry. Would I be able to modify the "From" field to say it's from my work address?

2. If I buy a second blackberry would only one be used via BES? I'm not sure if BES uses my SIM or my handheld address. I wouldn't mind popping my SIM in one blackberry for work, then after work moving it to another to get all of my features back.

Sorry if this is a bit confusing. This is my first week with this device.
Well, try setting up the web client for BIS. You can change the reply from address and also create a rule in outlook to forward any email you get in outlook to your internet email account.

The BES uses your email address which pull's in your PIN during an enterprise activation. It can be easily switched. Only the data and phone service is related to your SIM card. You can switch out the SIM and bring the service over to the other device. Can't hurt anything unless you try and do it in the rain.

You should check with your company on forwarding rules and asset management policies before doing any of this. Just a thought.

Hope this helps!!
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thanks for your help. i'm a nub, but i just changed the settings on my Ramble IM client to use my device settings instead of my MDS settings. that allowed me to sign on without getting the error message regarding my IT policy.

i'm very happy with my pearl, and i owe alot to this board.

thanks for your reply.
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thanks for your help. i'm a nub, but i just changed the settings on my Ramble IM client to use my device settings instead of my MDS settings. that allowed me to sign on without getting the error message regarding my IT policy.

i'm very happy with my pearl, and i owe alot to this board.

thanks for your reply.
yes, i wish i had a pearl. have a good one...
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