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Old 06-16-2006, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Turning off forwarding - any bright ideas??

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We've just set ourselves up with Blackberry handsets (8700g) with Internet mail. We forward our Exchange email to the Blackberry email address. This works with no problems.

However - when our users are in the office, they don't need to recieve email on both their computers and Blackberrys.

Is there a clever/easy way to turn off forwarding when the user is in the office; ie without having to go through Active Directory. Or perhaps a way to do so on the Blackberry itself?

We ideally wanted to synchronise email with our Exchange server, but BES is out of our price range for such a small amount of users.

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$100/user for BES Express (up to 15 users) is out of your price range?

You pretty much understand your options without BES. Conert the users to POP accounts (managed by BIS 2.0), or use forwarding from the Microsoft Exchange Server. The other option might be to use the desktop redirector (assuming they have access to a desktop computer that is always turn on and on the corporate LAN - and not just a notebook computer).

You want BES-like functionality. so buy the BES.
Old 06-16-2006, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Desktop Manager has an option to disable email forwarding to the Blackberry when it is connected to the desktop. However, I think this is a BES-only feature...
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Here is the easy way

go into the filters of the BIS account

when in office -> activate "When no filters apply : Do not forward messages to handheld"

when not in office -> activate "When no filters apply : forward messages to handheld"

And voila, not the fastest way, but still easy (and if you have bis2.0, you can do it by the icon "E-mail Settings" on the BB itself
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