04-05-2005, 08:49 PM
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Chazzy, I'm not sure if this would defeat your goal of avoiding a "standalone pc/server," but the BlackBerrys come with something called a desktop redirector that turns a desktop PC into a server of sorts by forwarding Exchange mail to the user when he/she is away. It's more secure and has a better response time than the BlackBerry Web Client (which, from the internet, periodically pulls mail from your server and forwards it to the BlackBerry), but requires the PC to be on the entire time. It doesn't have all of the features of the BES, but doesn't have its associated costs, either. And it is completely transparent in the sense that mail sent through the redirector will look exactly as if it were sent from the desktop, and will even be saved in the Exchange sent mail folder.
Last edited by WNO : 04-05-2005 at 08:52 PM.