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Old 09-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1. I had a concern. With my BB now synching with my work email (Outlook). Can my company monitor my BB for instant messages and internet emails been sent using my BB.

2. Since activating Enterprise, now my BB locks every 5 mins or so. This is a pain to keep having to enter the password all the time. When I go to disable the password, that option is unvailable. I was told I had to go through my company for that. Is this true, or is there a work around.

This is my personal BB. I allowed it to be synched with my corporate email.

I am considering wiping it if I feel my privacy is been invaded.
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Once you connect your Blackberry to the company BES, your at the mercy of the Admin's and company policy. They can see EVERYTHING that you do and have on your Blackberry also.
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You are on their BES. No priviacy invasion. You gave up the privacy when you voluntary were added to the BES.

That's why we don't allow personal BBs in the enterprise.
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There is also no way to get around the password....

If you do not like these security measures, you can ask them to send a Blank IT Policy to your device, and upon receipt of that IT Policy on your device, remove the device from the BES.
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If I wipe my BB, will this get rid of the Enterprise activation?
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It will NOT get rid on any IT Policy that they put on your BlackBerry.
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That will only remove all of the data from the device and will NOT get rid of the IT Policy that is locking your device and enforcing the password.
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If your privacy means that much to you and it is your device the you have a couple of options if you can access your work email via the Web. Ask them to disable BES and send a Blank IT Policy to your phone. If they will not then deactivate from BES and search for "Removing IT Policy". You will need to set your phone up via BIS. You will lose the ability to wirelessly synch your calendar and a few other things.

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So once I receive the blank IT policy, is their any other steps to take to ensure my privacy?
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If it were me, I'd wipe the device and then set it up fresh for my BIS account(s) but that's just me......
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No. Just deactivate from BES. Get the policy removed or updated and you are free to use your phone and your plan as you wish.
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Forgive me, I'm a newb. What is a BIS account?

Are you saying you wouldn't contact IT either to get it removed?
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YES, you need to contact IT first to get the IT Policy removed from your device. To check that the blank or 'default' IT Policy has been received, click on Options (icon) -> Security Options -> General Settings. Scroll down to the IT Policy Name.

After that has been done, and before having them fully remove you from the BES, see if you can disable the password. If no, then they changed the default policy and you'll have to follow steps on your own to remove the policy.

Oh, and 'BIS' stands for Blackberry Internet Service, which is a portal from your carriers website that allows you to set up personal email addresses for your BB (i.e, your @charter.net email can be sent to your device). Sprint's BIS site is here: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?b...rint&locale=en
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Go the the BlackberryFAQ.com link at the top of the page and look for Blackberry Internet Service. It allows you to poll for your company email using the Web. You will have to find your carriers site and establish an account. (It is free under your Blackberry Data Plan and you can configure up to 10 email accounts).

Your best bet is to ask for deactivation and a blank IT policy. Removing it seems like it involves a fair amount of work but you can weigh the pro's and con's.

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