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Old 11-27-2008, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at purchasing my first black berry a 8330 curve from USCC. I am wanting to use it with my work and home e-mail addresses. The work system is Microsoft Exchange and the home is POP I beleive.

What version of the blackberry service plan do I need?
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BES if your Employer supports it. BES will give your exchange server access and personal BIS service as well.
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I do not recommend putting your personal BB on an employer's BES. Personal information is no longer personal. Plus, if the employer so decides, they can lock down the device and prevent you from using many of the bBs functions such as camera, browsing, Desktop contact and calendar sync, use of 3rd party apps, etc.

For POP access, you need the personal plan which is somewhere around $30 for most US carriers. If your employer allows POP access, then you shoulb be able to use BIS to access your company mail as well.
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The work mail account is on a microsoft exchange server system. The company has no say on what I can and can't use on my phone. I it going to be mearly a way to keep track of things on day off and away from desk.
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If the BB is hooked up to a BES server they will have everything to say about it. They will be able to push IT Policy's to control the BB. You have to check with them to see if they have a BES and what options you have for accessing their email. As stated above I have my own BB that I use to get my work email through POP.
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Ok how do you set up that e-mail account in the system?
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You'd need to confirm what methods of access are possible: OWA (generally preferred), IMAP or POP. Ask your Exchange admin.
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