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Old 08-12-2008, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a website and a handful of email accounts hosted on a CPanel based hosting provider.

I am a big BlackBerry user and was wonder if there is a service that will host only (1) single email account on a BES server without affecting any of the other accounts on my Cpanel host?
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In the exact same situation, never even thought of this, but sure would be cool if I could get my domain email pushed to me.
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If all you are worried about is push email (no OTA contacts/calendar, etc), then setting up Google Apps for your email would be the best route. It's free and your email will be pushed immediately to your BlackBerry. It runs perfectly for me.
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If all you are worried about is push email (no OTA contacts/calendar, etc), then setting up Google Apps for your email would be the best route. It's free and your email will be pushed immediately to your BlackBerry. It runs perfectly for me.
I have full access to my cpanel domain and already have a copy of my emails forwarded to my @tmo.blackberry.net account.

What I want is to be able to have just one of my email accounts (mine) hosted on a BES server so I can have OTA syncing of contacts calendar etc. and access to Exchange webmail.
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I'm in the same boat, but not using CPanel is my ISP. I, too, want to have just one mailbox hosted on Exchange somewhere with BES.

I'm pretty sure it could be made to work in this way:

- My ISP setup a subdomain for me (which they will) in their DNS. E.g. my domain is force2.net. They could setup bb.force2.net.

- Have my email address at force2.net setup in my ISP's mail server to forward/route/relay (not sure of the correct technical term) to a mailbox in bb.force2.net.

- Setup a hosted Exchange account for the domain bb.force2.net (instead of force2.net). I think the Exchange host might have to do a small amount of special configuration to make it where email that I sent out showed as being from myemail at force2.net, instead of myemail at bb.force2.net.

Anybody have any comments on how this might work?

How about some Exchange hosts that would accomodate this setup?
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I'm in the same boat, but not using CPanel is my ISP. I, too, want to have just one mailbox hosted on Exchange somewhere with BES.

I'm pretty sure it could be made to work in this way:

- My ISP setup a subdomain for me (which they will) in their DNS. E.g. my domain is force2.net. They could setup bb.force2.net.

- Have my email address at force2.net setup in my ISP's mail server to forward/route/relay (not sure of the correct technical term) to a mailbox in bb.force2.net.

- Setup a hosted Exchange account for the domain bb.force2.net (instead of force2.net). I think the Exchange host might have to do a small amount of special configuration to make it where email that I sent out showed as being from [email address], instead of [email address].

Anybody have any comments on how this might work?

How about some Exchange hosts that would accomodate this setup?

Very interesting. I believe this would work.
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I just talked to Jeff at Link2Exchange (888-509-8555 x113) about this. It is even easier than I thought.

To have 1 user on a domain using Exchange/BES while all the other mailboxes are still hosted on their existing ISP's mail server, all you have to do is:

- upgrade your account with Verizon (or whoever) to include BES. Verizon charges an extra $15/month for that, over a regular BB (BIS) plan.

- create your account with Link2Exchange. You give them your phone's PIN number. They give you a special email address for your mailbox that is hosted with them.

- set your existing mailbox on your existing mail server to forward all your messages to the special Link2Exchange email address.

- on your Link2Exchange account, set the Reply To address to whatever you want it to be. Presumably, your current email address. That will make it where email you send out from your BB or from Outlook (talking to their Exchange server) appears to come from your existing email address.

- do a BES activation on your phone, using the username, etc. info provided to you by Link2Exchange.
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