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Old 04-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently received a BB Bold from my company. We use BES for email/calendar/contacts.

If I download the gmail account, will my corporate buddies see my emails? What service is used for gmail app? Does it count against your minutes? MMS? or SMS?

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Yes, they can view the traffic.

The Gmail app uses data, not MMS or SMS. This traffic can also be viewed by your IT staff.

The rule of thumb is that if you don't want your company to see what you're doing, don't do it on a device connected to the company server. If it's questionable, do it on your own device.
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Depending on how they have configured the BES, yes they may be able to monitor the traffic. dc/dc's advice is good.

On the other hand, on reading these forums I'm continually surprised by the number of companies that hand out communications devices without clear use policies, and the number of people who accept them without requesting clear use polices. This is a recipe for problems.
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I am not sure that the BES administrator can actually learn that much about your Gmail, I believe that it would be near impossible for them to view your Gmail emails. If they capture the "traffic" to/from your device, then still have a lot of work to do in order to piece that back into readable text.

Someone told me once that the BES adminstrator can not work out which sites you visit through the web browser either... they can see which sites the BES server access on behalf of the BB users, but they can not see which BB user is making the request. It would be good if someone else can confirm this!
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With respect to your first point, once the data is flowing through the corporate network, all the traffic monitoring tools for the rest of the network may be used on Blackberry traffic.

As for the second, I will have to confirm when I get back to the office, unless someone else can first. I do know the Unite server tracks who looks at what.
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