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Old 06-12-2008, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My company provides me with a Blackberry. I'm using an aging Nextel 7520, and am interested in purchasing a Blackberry for personal use. Our company's BES pushes an IT policy which doesn't allow me to use third-party apps, etc.

I need to get a new phone for personal use, and I love the e-mail functionality of my Blackberry. However, I don't want to carry around two Blackberries needlessly. I'd like to get my own BB, to use the way I want, instead of this ancient, mostly disabled BB they won't replace.

I'm not willing to buy my own Blackberry and then put it on the BES... I'll be damned if I'm paying for something myself only to have it crippled by my company. So, is there a workaround which would allow me to still get my corporate e-mail, tasks, etc.?

I was thinking that I could get my own BB (set up with my personal e-mail acct.), and then set up a machine with the Desktop Redirector to forward my work e-mails to my Blackberry. Does anyone see any problems doing it this way? And, this would not forward tasks, would it?

Any other creative ideas? I'm not trying to break rules or do anything against company policy... simply find a way to use my personal BB to check my work e-mail and such.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would not do this. This would only cause you anguish, especially if your Admin finds out. most companies have policies againts forwarding corporate emails via a 3rd party, and do not allow Personal BB's on there network. but good louck to you....
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The policy will still be pushed to your personal BB once connected to their BES. There is no way around this unless you can convince your BES admin to lighten up on the policy for you, though I doubt they will as it is on their server.
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The policy will still be pushed to your personal BB once connected to their BES. There is no way around this unless you can convince your BES admin to lighten up on the policy for you, though I doubt they will as it is on their server.
That's the thing... I don't want it on the BES. I was just thinking of, perhaps, a way to forward the e-mail.
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most companies have policies againts forwarding corporate emails via a 3rd party
Hm, that's very possible.
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That's the thing... I don't want it on the BES. I was just thinking of, perhaps, a way to forward the e-mail.
First, check to see if it's against company policy.... if you have web access to your email you can look into BIS via OWA. It will not synch calendar and contacts but you will get your mail. Otherwise, set up a bis account and forward the email to gmail or your carrier.blackberry.net account. You will not have two way synching but you can at least get your email.

Again, check company policy before doing this.

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The policy will still be pushed to your personal BB once connected to their BES. There is no way around this unless you can convince your BES admin to lighten up on the policy for you, though I doubt they will as it is on their server.
I think you missed the point in the question the OP asked. He does not want to connect a personal device to the BES.

You might be able to set up an IMAP or POP account and have it retreive your mail and fwd it to the BlackBerry (via BIS). I have never done this, but others here have.

Also, I believe your company mail server (not the BES) has to be configured to allow this - and many are not set up that way once BlackBerry devices are introduced.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I personally enjoy carrying two BB's. It makes me look important.
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I think these have all been covered above but you'll need to see if they'll let you integrate via BIS/OWA, forward, or access your mailbox via POP or IMAP.

Do not use Redirector.
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I have this situation.

I can get my e-mail because my company has OWA. I cannot, however, get access to my company's directory, cannot sync calendar/notes/tasks (except via cable to Desktop Manager), cannot access intranet sites, and my mail is delayed by several minutes. The biggest loss is the calendar sync.

What e-mail system does your company use? If they use Exchange and off you an "Outlook Web Access" cleint, this should work (via BIS).
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