02-12-2013 07:32 PM
Work for Mortgage Franchise, Centum Mortgages in Canada.
Company instructions state that Blackberry devises do not support the ActiveSync protocol natively.
Blackberry users are required to acquire a third-party component to supports this protocol. One such component is NotifySync. Very disappointing to find this out after BB z10 was purchased.
Looks like 1st year cost of $120 with annual renewal fee of $30.
This is very unpleasant surprise. Hopefully a better alternative is available or BB can provide better alternative.
This is NOT required for I-phone users.
02-13-2013 09:09 AM - edited 02-13-2013 09:10 AM
What does that have to do with the question that was asked????
As far as I know ActiveSync is supported natively by BB10 - In fact I'm sure it is. You simply need to click the advanced button at the bottom of the page when setting up your email account and choose ActiveSync as the account type!
02-13-2013 10:42 AM - edited 02-13-2013 10:45 AM
The Z10 supports ActiveSync, in fact for corporate email like Exchange that's the only way to connect to it.
As for the original question, I can't think of any reason why anyone would setup ActiveSync without an SSL certificate, in fact I'm pretty sure that's not even an option with Exchange.
If you're having problems connecting I'd suggest you speak to your IT department. Ideally they will be setting up BES10 and can activate your device and setup your email that way.
If you just want to know if the Z10 supports ActiveSync then the answer is Yes.
02-13-2013 10:47 AM
02-13-2013 10:53 AM - edited 02-13-2013 10:58 AM
It's terribly insecure though, especially if you're using it externally. As for spending the money, you can get a certificate for under $100 per year, not much for a business to spend to avoid using HTTP for everything. Also, ActiveSync and Outlook Anywhere are separate functions of Exchange, and if you want external access to email from any sort of mobile device with the exception of older BlackBerry devices you would need to have ActiveSync setup. You only require Outlook Anywhere if you want Outlook clients to be able to connect from outside the organization.
Given that the new method of connectivity to Exchange from BB10 is via ActiveSync, it would be prudent to have a secure implementation vs an non-secure one.
02-13-2013 10:56 AM
SSL is defnitely recommended
If you don't want to pay for a third party certificate you could also use one generated from your internal CA. You could import the root certificate into the device to avoid the untrusted cert message or if you're on a BES10 server you could push the root cert out automatically.