Originally Posted by takeshi
They may be saying that they are "cutting off access to BIS" when what they really mean is that "OWA will not be usable by BIS and you will not be able to access your Exchange mailbox via POP or IMAP (or forwarding)" which effectively removes BIS as a viable option.
I agree. The company cannot stop you from having BIS in the workplace but they can make it impossible for you to access their servers from BIS. Thats what's happening here. Not uncommon at all. The large company I work for has the same policy. Ironically my company allows web based access to e-mails, but not pop/imap.....