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Old 06-18-2007, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After a security wipe and a re-activation, the user is still getting e-mails from some strange personal account. For a while the user thought it was spam, but as I looked into it, they were in fact, some user's personal e-mail.

There's no service book entry for it, but it gets the e-mail. What gives?
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL! i just got an e-mail reply from one of her friends - it had her contact. I called - she picked up. I guess she hasn't had a blackberry in over a year. WTF???
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Could either be a BIS account and plain SMS / PIN messages. I believe the BIS uses a service book so it's likely deleted so that would leave SMS / MMS .. have your carrier change the phone # attached to the device.
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Definately not SMS - doesn't look like PIN.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LOL so three BIS accounts linked up to this blackberry - all now deleted, thanks for the refurb, cingular.
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Yeah I discovered the hard way that a wipe doesn't eliminate the PIN connection to a BIS account... luckily it didn't cause too much damage (one exec's old handheld went to another, and they got the 1st exec's personal emails for 2 weeks).

THAT took a little song and dance explaining.... <sigh>
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Yeah I discovered the hard way that a wipe doesn't eliminate the PIN connection to a BIS account... luckily it didn't cause too much damage (one exec's old handheld went to another, and they got the 1st exec's personal emails for 2 weeks).

THAT took a little song and dance explaining.... <sigh>
Lucky the first exec's spouse wasn't having an affair with the second exec's spouse and was talking over PIN.
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Lucky the first exec's spouse wasn't having an affair with the second exec's spouse and was talking over PIN.
Ouch... now that would have been bad...
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So, how do you get rid of personal email accounts set up on the devices? I have a device using a bis account that I can not get off.
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So, how do you get rid of personal email accounts set up on the devices? I have a device using a bis account that I can not get off.
Two ways I know of are to call your provider and they can do it, or if your provider gives you a website to manage your BIS account I believe you can do it there as well.

Actually I think If you're just going from one handheld to another you can do it through the handhelds if they have a setup internet email icon. Through the handheld I think you can only switch, I don't think you can disconnect completely. That you can definitely do through calling, and I believe you can do through the website.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If the devices have handheld software 4.2, and you aren't worried about getting other BIS emails, there's always the device-side firewall as an option - try setting that to block BIS mails.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Manage it through your carrier's BIS page; very simple. ... BlackBerry Internet Service
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@hdawg

Is this possible when you don't know the User Name? We have two corporate BES (4.2 SP3) and ran into this very issue.

An employee had set up a BIS account, then left the company. I had to call Blackberry support and get them to kill it. There was no way for me to access it.

I understand you can controll it via BES IT Policy -

Service Exclusivity Policy Group > Allow Other Message Services > 'False'
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If you don't know the username you'll need to either call your carrier or RIM ... you might need to go to the carrier and then get routed to RIM; all depends on what the BIS page says.

I certainly hope you're not using BES 4.2 SP3 ... well ... if you are, I'd like a copy :-p
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lol, stupid fingers!

How about 4.1.3 not 4.2.3
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shucks; can't blame a guy for hoping
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Service Exclusivity Policy Group > Allow Other Message Services > 'False'

My understanding is that this only blocks outbound and forces it to be send from your BES account, and this setting does not block inbound.
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