BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-26-2007, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 8703e
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default firewall question

Please Login to Remove!

Helo Everyone,

I'm a new member and I have the 8703e, which I just purchased 2 1/2 months ago and I have a question. The firewall on the device comes disabled. Do you only need to turn it on when you are downloading? Should it be on all the time as if it were a computer or do you only need to turn it on for downloading? Your response is most appreciated. Thank you.
Old 05-27-2007, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
BBF Spam Killer Moderator
daphne's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: on a sunny beach
Model: Paspt
Carrier: VZW but not for long
Posts: 9,172
Post Thanks: 122
Thanked 149 Times in 118 Posts

I wondered about this, too. I thought the firewall was on by default because when I installed some apps, like BerryVine Messenger and PocketDay, I got prompts asking if they could contact the Internet. I had the option of allowing all access by that app, or allowing it just that one time.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Copyright 2004-2014
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.