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Old 07-30-2008, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hoping someone can help me...

Whilst overseas, I wanted to continue being able to access data, but not receive email (I was on vacation, not business). Usually, when at home I switch the BB to not send Emails to Handheld (which seems to work a treat) - but whilst overseas, this did not work - the email kept coming... I didn't want to turn of data since I wanted to keep up with news, sports etc. from home.

I even tried setting up a filter, and changing the generic filter setting to No - but nothing seemed to work.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Still trying - The links in teh article don't seem to be active any longer...

However, the UK version of BIS is at a URL thsi forum won't let me tag

Can't see how to login though.... So tried google:

Found another URL I can't tag 'cos I'm new....

Remember setting this up at the start - need username, password, PIN, IMEI...

Then I needed the email address of my account, and my password (twice)

then it couldn't find me....

Is this because I'm on Enterprise thingymabob?
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is this because I'm on Enterprise thingymabob?
Can you confirm if you're on BES, BIS or both? You need to adjust the default filter on BIS. On BES, setting email delivery to No on the BB (like in your first post) should do the trick.
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On BIS, using the firewall will allow you to stop email but keep other data services, but you will still receive data roaming charged for the emails that are blocked. Or your could simply delete the email account(s) and re-add them on your return.
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On BIS, using the firewall will allow you to stop email but keep other data services, but you will still receive data roaming charged for the emails that are blocked
So the email still goes to the BB (and you're charged for the data), but gets trashed (by the BB?) after it's been received? That's a crazy way for RIM to have implemented it. It should be blocked at the BIS before it gets to your BB (so you don't pay for the OTA data)

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whilst overseas, this did not work
If you're on a BIS, try temporarily changing your email account password. The BIS service will try for a while and then give up.
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I wrote an article on BlackBerryNews that deals with this issue. I turn off all email except for one account when I go away and still use data if necessary. It's under the heading "Disable Forwarding of an Email Account".

Minimize Your Data Costs While Roaming | BlackBerryNews.com
Good article. What's odd is the the OP suggests it didn't work when roaming, and silverxbaby suggested you're still charged for the blocked emails when roaming...
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