BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Migration to Microsoft Exchange

Please Login to Remove!

My firm does not offer BES services or supports BB in anyway...yet. Thus far remote access to work emails was enabled through the web by an IMAP account etc. The firm offered Nokia E71s as a way to access email.
Since this instrument was very unsatisfactory to me, I invested in a BB 9000 & then 9700 and managed to configure access to work email without too much bother. My productivity went up phenomenally, even if I say so.
The firm has now migrated from a Java based webmail system to Microsoft Exchange - one can only hope as a precursor to finally offering BB to its beleaguered employees. Whether this happens or not is as yet unclear. What it has done is knock me off my work email access through the BB. Is there a work around this, apart from redirecting email to an external account and keeping computers on all the time?
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,033
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

Do they not offer POP or IMAP access? Talk to the IT Dept and see if they would be agreeable.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
djm2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 9780
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 4,637
Post Thanks: 29
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

See if the IT department will provide Outlook Web Access. If so you can gain access via BIS.
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Apparently, once you migrate to Microsoft Exchange, you no longer have the capability to access mail through an IMAP account (they updated Nokia firmware on the phone and presto, Nokia now has pull email capability, although its still far from a BB in its capabilities).
Talking to the IT folk, as you might have guessed, is futile. If there was any IQ resident there at all, we'd have had BES years ago...
So, any other work arounds?
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: 10.010219
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 8,313
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 583 Times in 578 Posts
Default

I'm wondering what they did to the Nokia to allow it to pull email. something does not sound right. did they add some type of identification to the phone that allows access to your internal network? Or maybe use the phone's ID to allow access?
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 BES
Z10 on BES
9700 BIS
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 09:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Model: 9700
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 10
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Your Nokia E71 is most likely using the Mail for Exchange application to access your mailbox via ActiveSync. Unless your Exchange Admin allows access via POP, IMAP or OWA you won't be able to access via BIS.
Offline  
Old 08-21-2010, 11:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
CanuckBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: YYZ
Model: 9900
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 1,183
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakedbroker View Post
Talking to the IT folk, as you might have guessed, is futile. If there was any IQ resident there at all, we'd have had BES years ago...
I'd go easy on the criticizing IT in here. Most of us answering your questions are IT folks.

Unless you had Exchange, Notes or Groupwise, you couldn't have had BES years ago. You now have Exchange. They may implement it. IT saying no does not mean there is no plan. It may means they won't or likely can't discuss it with users right now.
Offline  
Old 08-22-2010, 07:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CanuckBB View Post
I'd go easy on the criticizing IT in here. Most of us answering your questions are IT folks.

Unless you had Exchange, Notes or Groupwise, you couldn't have had BES years ago. You now have Exchange. They may implement it. IT saying no does not mean there is no plan. It may means they won't or likely can't discuss it with users right now.
Thanks for that pointer and point taken.
Having said that please do concede that I might actually know what's happening within my own firm and IT initiatives, or lack of.
Offline  
Old 08-22-2010, 07:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Vodafone
Posts: 9
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BB_Paws View Post
Your Nokia E71 is most likely using the Mail for Exchange application to access your mailbox via ActiveSync. Unless your Exchange Admin allows access via POP, IMAP or OWA you won't be able to access via BIS.
Thanks, thought that might be the case but was hoping otherwise.
It's clear enough now. Back to the Nokia, it is for the time being.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.