Originally Posted by western_rider's_dad
I'm in a similar situation where I don't want to sign up for my company's BES service, yet want to be able to access my work email from my BB. I'm using the redirector that's part of the RIM Desktop Manager software. It works very well. I typically receive my corporate messages on my BB as quickly as they arrive in my Outlook box and I can reply very conveniently using my work return email address. The only down side is attachments cannot be forwarded with the email message using the redirector. It is necessary to have a BES server access for this feature.
Thank you all so much for your advice!
Two questions about the desktop redirector:
I've read that the PC has to always be on for redirector to work. Is this literally true, or can I have the redirector running while I'm at work and receive emails on the blackberry, turn the PC off at the end of the workday, and update the blackberry the next morning when I turn it on again?
As I understand it, the redirector works at the level of my PC, not at the Exchange server level. Will my IT department be able to tell that I'm using the redirector?
I guess I'll likely just end up individually forwarding my work emails to the Blackberry email address. I can still do that regardless of the company's policy on personal blackberries, right?