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Old 01-10-2006, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I have finally come to the realization that my Treo (which I use for personal email) isn't going to cut it for my corporate email. I would like to switch to a Berry to use for both my corporate (BES) and personal email. I would like the Berry to use my corporate BES for email, calendar, contacts, etc. I would also like to use a hosting service to get push email for my personal email account. Is this possible? I did a search and read a few posts about using 2 BES on one Berry, but they seemed to be discussing using an Exchange Server and a Notes Server - is what I'm talking about (2 Exchange servers) possible?

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Excellent question, I was wondering the same thing. I use BES for hosted email but would like to use the BES server for corporate email as well. Is this even possible?
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connect one handheld to more than one BES

Policy from the first BES will override the second BES, so choose the 'better' one (read: least restrictive) to activate on first. If you've already made the mistake by registering on a restrictive policied BES, then do a security wipe on the handheld (search for it on this forum) and then register on the other BES - then follow the steps to register on the second BES.

If policy agreements/restrictions are in place on either BES, then the administrator will notice (if they look) that policy has not been applied correctly to the handheld (for the latter BES). This configuration is not supported by ANYONE so it may break with no avenue for support. Also, it can be viewed as a security risk and/or violation, so be cautious in doing it.
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P.S. - I have personally tested and can verify that the process works.
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P.S. - I have personally tested and can verify that the process works.
Awesome. I haven't bought the Berry yet (I'm using a loaner from work), but I plan to configure it for my corporate BES first (so I get my work calendar and contacts) and then add a hosted BES second, just for email. I was looking at Mailstreet - is there a better hosted BES for email?

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I have only highly positive things to say about MailStreet. They're support is incredible and the service has always been rock solid. The only times I have to talk to support is to reprovision the BES for a new device (recently switched providers and tried a Treo with GoodLink then switched back to BlackBerry but the first device was faulty and had to trade it out). So I've talked to them quite a bit recently. They've always been helpful and never gave me a hard time for switching devices and needing reprovisioning several times within a two week period.

I don't think you could go wrong with MailStreet!

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Awesome. I haven't bought the Berry yet (I'm using a loaner from work), but I plan to configure it for my corporate BES first (so I get my work calendar and contacts) and then add a hosted BES second, just for email. I was looking at Mailstreet - is there a better hosted BES for email?

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I am not sure I understand why you want to use the configuration described. Instead of paying extra to have your personal email pushed from a hosted service, use the free BIS/BWS account that your cellular provider provides. You can have up to 10 accounts pushed to your BlackBerry this way.
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I am not sure I understand why you want to use the configuration described. Instead of paying extra to have your personal email pushed from a hosted service, use the free BIS/BWS account that your cellular provider provides. You can have up to 10 accounts pushed to your BlackBerry this way.
I want an exchange environment for my personal email so that I can access it via outlook at home.
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I want an exchange environment for my personal email so that I can access it via outlook at home.
If you have a Gmail account, you can access that via POP3 from Outlook and your BlackBerry. I have 2 POP3 accounts setup this way (Gmail and RoadRunner). Works great for me.
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Keep in mind that IT policies pushed from your work BES may not allow you to do this.
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Keep in mind that IT policies pushed from your work BES may not allow you to do this.
I'm not sure I understand this. How can I find out? Mailstreet doesn't have a free trial for the BES service. Thanks!
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IT policies can restrict the Berry's ability to access services other than the ones defined. Talk to your corporate IT folks about what you want to do. They may be OPK with it, but OTOH, they may not be too keen to have a corporate Berry access personal services.
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Default Similar situation, but different - NO BES

Hi - I haven't been able to find my exact situation in the FAQ, but it's very similar to what you're describing and I'm looking for advice.

I'm a consultant so I need access to
1. my employer's email
2. my client's email
3. my personal email on yahoo (sometimes - can't figure out how to get rid of all the spam)

I have NO BES because my firm's policy restricts internet access and would disable mobile google and berry411 (dang it!) so I use the Blackberry internet service (used to be BWC? now called BWC? BIS?)

**** Does anyone know how I can synchronize calendars (from both client and employer) and contacts (from one or both) WITHOUT using BES or my trusty USB cable? *****

MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!
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