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Old 02-18-2010, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 9630, and am hooked up to the enterprise server for my company Mass Mutual. Being the we deal with so much personal info, our emails and everything else we do is monitored. Not every email is read....but there are words and phrases that trigger someone to take a look. Basically this means that we dont use business email for ANYTHING personal.

However....I just found out that SMS Text messages are also monitored. To what extent...I am not sure? But I was told they were by our Blackberry department which handles over 3500 blackberry accounts.

I thought that SMS could be the one personal outlet that we have on our phone. My questions is.....does anyone know how we can keep the SMS messages from being looked at?
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Simple, you can't. If they have it enabled to view SMS messages, there's nothing you can do. They have the ability to log it, that doesn't mean the read them.

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Just don't give them a reason to want to look into what you are doing.

And if you're that concerned, then you should probably get a personal device for texting rather then using the company device.
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I echo what the others have said. Keep focused on your work as opposed to bringing personal crap into the work environment. Sorry if I'm not terribly sympathetic; there is a reason that they are giving you money.
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I understand about keeping personal stuff off the company phone. The fact is that it is not the company phone. It is a personal phone hooked up to their enterprise server. The bill is in my name, paid by me. It is simply to access to company email through the server.

So because of this then I am given up all my personal rights?
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And...I never deal with personal crap during business hours. Ever....This is my time to make money. But when I am sitting at home or on the weekends....I think that text messaging should be my private area to communicate.
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Yes. This is the reason a lot of companies forbid users putting personal devices on their server. To prevent this kind of situation.
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well that is just a bummer. If I could only afford another phone. My phone now is $130 a month. Another 50 just isnt an option.
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You could also ask to be removed from the BES, and then follow some instructions that you could find on BBF for removal of the IT policy.
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