Originally Posted by penguin3107
I obviously can't speak for RIM... but I can take a guess.
In my experience, the BlackBerry device has traditionnally been used in corporate/government settings where personal email (BIS) was not widely considered.
I'd venture to say that the majority of BlackBerry users have BES -or- BIS. I don't imagine that there's a very high percentage of the userbase that actually use BES and BIS together on the same device.
People do, of course, use BES and BIS on the same device and have adjusted to the way it's handled by the BlackBerry OS.
Most corporate/government environments won't allow BIS mail, and most users who have BIS mail don't have a need for BES.
Just my 2, maybe 3, cents.
You make a valid point. For most of our users their needs will align with want you're saying. To me, it seems like a simple thing to ask for.
We haven't spun up our BES server yet. I'm just using the redirector and BIS. I assume that with BES, if you have an exchange rule that automatically directs messages in to a sub folder under (say) "Staff", that it'll do so on the BB? It seems that EVERYTHING gets dumped in the messages folder which defeats the need / use for sub-folders.
Some of our more organzied execs use subfolders so much they barley even get stuff directly to their inbox.