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Old 06-19-2005, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I have just bought a 7290 off contract and I am planning to use it with my Orange SIM.

I have some quick questions which I would really like answered.

1) Is it possible to send and recieve email on my blackberry if I do not subscibe to a BES service ?

2) Is it possible to receive/push emails to my blackberry without a BES service ?

3) How easy is it to set up youw own BES ? I already have my own Windows203/Exchange Server.

4) As I already have a phone contract with Orange can anyone recommend a good 3rd party BES service who will just handle the email bit for me ?

5) What is the transport mechanism that the balckberry uses to send and receive emails? It is GPRS ?

I would really appreciate answers to these question. Thanks.
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1 - You would have to use BWC/BIS, which involves the extra BlackBerry data plan from your provider.
2 - See above.
3 - very easy; involves you spending $1,500-$4,000 USD for the BES softwar
4 - Search for Mark Rejhon's FAQ on hosted BES. It is the most detailed 'document' you will find on the subject.
5 - GPRS is the data network for GSM phone networks. Data is transferred over this network, but it is encrypted and sent via SRP protocol from the RIM network to your handheld.
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1 - You would have to use BWC/BIS, which involves the extra BlackBerry data plan from your provider.
2 - See above.

Thanks for the response.
Ah, sorry I think I may have got BIS and BES confused.
Is it possivble to simply send and receive mail using a mail client and smtp/pop3 over GPRS the way I would with a PocketPC/SmartPhone or PalmOne Treo ?

Thanks again.
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Using BIS you create your own email address [email address] which is accessed through a web client. Once in there you can setup the device to receive different POP email
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