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    i am new to the BES side of BB....i just started a new job where they use BES and i activated my personal BB on their server because i was not getting any of my emails even though i was able to send through my company account.

    Now that i have gone through the process and my BB has synced everything with my work server i am coming to realize as i use my computer that, aside from my emails, all of my tasks, notes and calendar appts are now in my outlook.

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    is there any way around the whole BES? in other words, can i just forward my work email to another account and still keep all of the functionality?

    are all of my notes, calandar appts, and tasks now part of the server and download to everyone else's phone?

    do i lose control of my phone and privacy in any way, shape, or form?

    ...i ask these questions because this is mainly my personal BB with personal email accounts that i was just going to add my work email to.

    suggestions, answers??

    thank you in advance..
    Last edited by salvatoretri; 02-05-2008 at 09:05 PM. Reason: changing title

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    You can still use your provider's BIS account and there are gmail and yahoo apps for your personal email.

    All of your notes, calender, etc are not viewable by other people on the BES.

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    do i lose control of my phone and privacy in any way, shape, or form?
    yes your phone is in admins hands

    don't worry about your personal email accounts they work and stay private

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    is the browser the ONLY thing that can be logged?

    can admins view my notes, calendar, etc if they wanted to??

    thanks for the response..

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kentrg View Post
    yes the admin may do as he please with your phone

    don't worry about your personal email accounts they work and stay private

    so other than my personal email accounts, the admin can view any information in my phone at any time should they choose to?

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    truth is there is very little privacy on BES. The company can see everything if they deploy proper tools and take the time to do so. Again your google/yahoo email is safe
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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kentrg View Post
    truth is there is very little privacy on BES. The company can see everything if they deploy proper tools and take the time to do so. Again your google/yahoo email is safe
    is there any way around the enterprise server, can i just forward my emails to my BB account like they did at my old job??

    is there any way for me to block some of my BB info?

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    can i allow my bb to sync everything except my calendar, tasks and notes?

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    If you are the bes admin you can turn off the option to wireless sync the contents of your mailbox and only have email come thru on your bb. I don't know of any admin tho who would spend their time going thru each account to see if there is personal information on the bb. However, most companies when they issue some type of wireless device do understand that there will be some personal use and take this into account in their policies. Hope this helps.

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    this is not a company device, it is my personal device....im not worried about my admins going through my blackberry, just curious to know what can and cant be done.

    is the admin the only one who can control what syncs to my mailbox and what does not or can i do it with the desktop re-director?

    thank you for the response.

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions

    i figured it out...thanks all...

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    Question Re: just activated BES, syncing questions, need help...

    Quote Originally Posted by salvatoretri View Post
    i am new to the BES side of BB....i just started a new job where they use BES and i activated my personal BB on their server because i was not getting any of my emails even though i was able to send through my company account.
    I'm about to switch to AT&T and want to set up my BlackBerry with my BES. Which data plan do you have with them? Did you have to get a BlackBerry Enterprise plan for $45/month, or are you on a BlackBerry Personal plan for $30/month? Thanks!

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    Re: just activated BES, syncing questions, need help...

    Quote Originally Posted by fergusean View Post
    I'm about to switch to AT&T and want to set up my BlackBerry with my BES. Which data plan do you have with them? Did you have to get a BlackBerry Enterprise plan for $45/month, or are you on a BlackBerry Personal plan for $30/month? Thanks!

    enterprise, doesnt come with text messaging though...

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