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Old 07-27-2006, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a bit confused. If someone can help I would appreciate it. I do not have a BES server, but I do have microsoft exchange email. I know that you are supposed to have a BES server but someone has told me that there is something called "blackberry connector" that may be able to link my email and the blackberry w/o a $2000 server. Is this correct?
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I think you're referring to "redirector", and it's not a decent solution, IMO. It will only forward email (no sync), and you need to leave a PC on 24x7 this to work.
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what is the cost on this flex deal that you use?
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I am a bit confused. If someone can help I would appreciate it. I do not have a BES server, but I do have microsoft exchange email. I know that you are supposed to have a BES server but someone has told me that there is something called "blackberry connector" that may be able to link my email and the blackberry w/o a $2000 server. Is this correct?
Blackberry redirector should come with your BB - its on the CD that was included. It is free and as the name sugggests, when running, re-directs (forwards) mail recieved to your BB.

There is replacement for "blackberry redirector" - a new tool called "Mail connector" and works with exchange to not only send email to your blackberry, but it can also "sync" in a sense, deleting mail you indicate to delete on "Mailbox and handheld". I have it for my Verizon 7130e BB, but not sure if you have it for Cingular (assuming that is your carrier). I downloaded mine from a Verizon Support website.
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just download BES express for free.
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BES express is one option - if you have 1 handheld

using redirector means you have to leave your computer on at all times and online - and you don't get attachments
it is 2 way reconciliation like BES

mail connector - again means your computer has to be on and running at all times; allows attachments - but has 1 way reconcile IF your using BIS 2.0

your other options:
1) Outlook Web Access - can your your computer off; gets attachments; 1 way reconcile w/ BIS 2.0; OWA 2003 is supported only on BIS 2.0 as well
2) usin POP/IMAP access
3) using a forwarding rule

for these 3 options (and mail conenctor) you need to have a BIS accont

hope this helps
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BES express is one option - if you have 1 handheld

using redirector means you have to leave your computer on at all times and online - and you don't get attachments
it is 2 way reconciliation like BES

mail connector - again means your computer has to be on and running at all times; allows attachments - but has 1 way reconcile IF your using BIS 2.0

your other options:
1) Outlook Web Access - can your your computer off; gets attachments; 1 way reconcile w/ BIS 2.0; OWA 2003 is supported only on BIS 2.0 as well
2) usin POP/IMAP access
3) using a forwarding rule

for these 3 options (and mail conenctor) you need to have a BIS accont

hope this helps
Just dredging up this old thread in case anyone finds it by searching. I have now tried out the Redirector and Mail Connector. I think - please correct me anyone - that the 2-way reconcile feature of Redirector only works when you connect your device via USB cable.

Also, it seems to me the only reasons to use Mail Connector in place of BIS/OWA are if you don't have OWA access or that you want instant delivery of messages without the 15-min delay.

Toby.
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