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Old 04-17-2007, 08:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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If you are "The Man" at work, then unless you have purchased BES, you are probably using BIS. Are you using outlook? With Exchange?
I am using Outlook, what is Exchange?
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I am using Outlook, what is Exchange?
Is your outlook configured to access a pop3 email address? And did you basically set up the BB to do the same?
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Is your outlook configured to access a pop3 email address? And did you basically set up the BB to do the same?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #44 (permalink)
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You are using BIS. This is just a separate pop3 access to the same account. If you delete emails on the device, they are probably still in Outlook. The hosted exchange service with BES will synchronize almost all information in your device with Outlook. Read on device, shows read in Outlook. Delete in one place, gets deleted automatically in the other. Same for calendar, tasks, etc. If you do not need this, the way you are doing it will work fine. I only converted in the last few months and have been using a blackberry for five years with no problems. Just remember to plug in and sync and you should be good. I am also unsure of how BES would work with ACT.

If you ever decide to use the hosted services, I think most of the feedback on this forum should be helpful. There was one service giving a 10% discount to members at some point in the past.

Hope this helps.
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You are using BIS. This is just a separate pop3 access to the same account. If you delete emails on the device, they are probably still in Outlook. The hosted exchange service with BES will synchronize almost all information in your device with Outlook. Read on device, shows read in Outlook. Delete in one place, gets deleted automatically in the other. Same for calendar, tasks, etc. If you do not need this, the way you are doing it will work fine. I only converted in the last few months and have been using a blackberry for five years with no problems. Just remember to plug in and sync and you should be good. I am also unsure of how BES would work with ACT.

If you ever decide to use the hosted services, I think most of the feedback on this forum should be helpful. There was one service giving a 10% discount to members at some point in the past.

Hope this helps.

Cool, thanks for help! I guess the big upside is constant real time updates?
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Cool, thanks for help! I guess the big upside is constant real time updates?
Exactly. And if you have a lot to enter, tasks, calendar, etc., you can type on your computer keyboard to save a little time.

Enjoy!
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If you did not go through Enterprise Activation or setup your mail to sync with a BES via the BB Desktop you are not using a BES connection.
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BES is a good solution if you take advantage of the other aspects such as tasks, calender, notes, ect... If not, just use BIS.
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is $10 really that big of a deal?

it's worth it for the wireless synchronization alone. i even got it on my personal blackberry.
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is $10 really that big of a deal?

it's worth it for the wireless synchronization alone. i even got it on my personal blackberry.
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is $10 really that big of a deal?

it's worth it for the wireless synchronization alone. i even got it on my personal blackberry.
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We are a small 5 BB user company. We have BES installed but have had problems over almost 2 years.

Monday we had power surge and knockout which appears to have messed up the software. Our tech consultant and RIM can't find problem.

Are we better to not use the exchange software at all?

What are our options?

THanks from a non-techie.
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We are a small 5 BB user company. We have BES installed but have had problems over almost 2 years.

Monday we had power surge and knockout which appears to have messed up the software. Our tech consultant and RIM can't find problem.

Are we better to not use the exchange software at all?

What are our options?

THanks from a non-techie.
Hosted BES would seem to be a realistic option here, given your history of problems and apparent lack of tech resource. Would probably cost about $100/mth for 5 mailboxes with pretty much guaranteed 24x7x365 availability.

OTOH your own BES setup saves the monthly fees and in theory gives you total control.

Choice depends on what value you put on convenience v. control.
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We are a small 5 BB user company. We have BES installed but have had problems over almost 2 years.

Monday we had power surge and knockout which appears to have messed up the software. Our tech consultant and RIM can't find problem.

Are we better to not use the exchange software at all?

What are our options?

THanks from a non-techie.
I agree with David. With just 5 BB users a hosted exchange solution would be the most convenient.
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Hi,

I have a BIS service right now, wich for my email sync works just perfect.
I also have my own domain and I have configured some of my domain's email accounts and a couple of gmail accounts to be delivered to my BB.
Must say that I'm not under corporate BB service.

Since my carrier doesn't alloud anything else than email reading on the BIS, i've been exploring the posibility of having a BES hosting service.

My questions are:
1) Can I use the BES and keep my BIS working just as it is now? I mean, the BES wil only sync wirelesly my contacts, calendar, notes, etc.

2) If I get the BES could I be able to use my BB as a modem on my laptop? How would I do that? directlly or with software like shark modem??

3) Will I get to run third party apps on my BB. I can't do it right now.

ALL this WITHOUT having to reconfigure all my emails in my domain server and the complications it represents??

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>Can I use the BES and keep my BIS working just as it is now? I mean, the BES wil only sync wirelesly my contacts, calendar, notes, etc.

If you point your domain's mail record to the hosted BES provider, you will be able to enjoy instant push, plus the wireless sync features you describe, on any mail account within that domain. You can also retain your BIS for other mail accounts if you wish.

>If I get the BES could I be able to use my BB as a modem on my laptop? How would I do that? directlly or with software like shark modem??

There are threads elsewhere in this forum that deal with using a BB as a modem. But this is not affected by hosted BES.

>Will I get to run third party apps on my BB. I can't do it right now.

Depends what they are. Again, this should not be affected by the addition of BES.

ALL this WITHOUT having to reconfigure all my emails in my domain server and the complications it represents??

>See my reply to your first point above.
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Thanks Davi for your reply.

Well, I did know I could my domain's main record to the hosted bes server.
But the point is htat I want to keep ALL my email accounts on my domain's servers without having to reconfigure or forward to another server.
BUT I do want the wireless sync of calendar, notes, tasks

Right now on my BIS service I Receive immediatlly my email to my BB with no problems so I would like to keep it that way.

IS THAT POSSIBLE????


I know there are some posts saying how you can connect as a modem the BB to navigate on laptop BUT I am not able to do it with my current service on my carrier as they don't provide any APN settings and they don't give any support on it neiter they alloud or support thid party apps.
They ONLY offer email reading and that's it :(

Those are the reasons for my questions. Currentlly I can't do anything. Don't have any APN to set the modem conection or o run third party apps.

That's why I would like to get the BES hosted service but without the complicatios of moving my email config and to be able to navigate from my laptop when I'm outside office and to run third party apps.

Can I do all that with BES hosted service??
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I have a couple of my companies with mailstreet.com and the service and tech support are probably the best of any company we have worked with...not just BES hosting but any of the tech companies. I can't recall what a single plan is..maybe $12 a month. It is one of the few services we have that has been so stable we would never consider changing.
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Ok. I've registered with a servce of BES hosting to test how will it help me on what I need.

First thing I will test is the modem capability to connect my laptop when I'm out of office.

I've downloaded the trial for shar modem, haven't tested with the BB yet, but I've been reading and I have to change all my computer's applications to now connect thru a proxy.
I have to even change the mail servers configuratios on EVERY one of my email accounts on outlook so it can work normally???

I really don't see much future on this as I would have change proxy configs every time I connect outside mywork and then when I'm back at the office I will have to change everything again, and so on???? TOO COMPLICATED!

So, is there any way, now that i have BES activated that I can tether without the shark modem?? I've read here about creting a connection and some configs on there. Would that work? I have a pearl by the way

Thanks!
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All this time I thought BES was tailored for corporate accounts?
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