12-06-2005, 03:34 PM
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The BES server doesn't allow your administrator to do anything he or she can't already do right in the MS Exchange Server itself. If you're concerned about email privacy, don't use company email. That's pretty much it on that point.
The BES (4.0, at least, which is what I'm familiar with) *does* have some pretty big advantages over Desktop Redirector. First and foremost in my mind is wireless PIM synch. With Redirector, you have to use Intellisync to sync up your calendar, address book, etc. That requires cable hookup to your PC. BES will sync that up wirelessly. Attachments, too. The attachment service in BES provides more functionality than you can get from Redirector. So there are definite advantage. And I haven't even listed all of them.
BTW, Desktop Redirector reads email from the Exchange Server directly, no from Outlook. You can have *just* the Redirector running, and Outlook not, and it'll still pull emails that arrive for you and send them to the BB.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue,
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792