Originally Posted by wunderbar
I'm assuming your talking about somethign like BES Express or the Professional software.
And yes, it does have to be running on a 24/7 machine for it to work. Take a quick second to think about it. you install the software that has to constantly take your e-mail and send it to your blackberry. if you turn the software off, it has no way to foward the e-mail to the device at all.
That type of software is not meant to be run on a laptop on a part time basis. IF you need your e-mail constantly, but can't get the Enterprise software, look into a BIS solution.
This is if your Organizations supports OWA, POP or IMAP. If they don't offer BES this is your only option and it is much better than nothing!