12-21-2009, 02:15 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
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I had a time when I was getting a MASSIVE number of emails every weekend through that account. It was a highly irregular situation, but having pc access was the only way to clear them. I had an older 7105t BB and my account was inaccessible via the BlackBerry itself. T-Mobile had frozen it because this amount of incoming mail was apparently a TOS violation. I had deleted the account from the device, but the account was still getting reamed with mail. I was getting nasty advisories from TMO that I was facing cancellation and could no longer add the account back to my BB. Using a pc I could log into my BIS page and delete the emails by the bunch to clear the account.
I had set an Outlook rule, against corporate policy, to forward my incoming mail to my TMO BlackBerry account. That account snuck under the radar and was allowed to be used in the rule. When a firm-wide desktop OS upgrade went horribly wrong they went into emergency recovery procedures. Those procedures included resending a year's worth of email to everyone's inbox. They were all deleted until they got to the most recent ones, but the forwarding rule I had instituted did it's magic before the deletions. Because the update nuked our office computers, I had no rules on my account that I could see, but this one rule was still in effect on the server side.
Quite the nightmare, and I was lucky to avoid being fired. I think they actually wanted to shoot me, but they were too embarrassed I had circumvented IT Policy so easily, and the fact that I was so far down the food chain there was little risk that I received any critical information.