02-03-2009 07:09 AM
Anyone have a list of ISPs in the UK that provide hosted Exchange mailboxes with BES support too.
Most only seem to support email syncing via BlackBerry's Internet Services which looks like a half baked solution to me.
Thanks in advance
BTW not sure which fourm this should be in, please move it if it's not in the right place
02-03-2009 08:17 AM
02-03-2009 10:03 AM
02-03-2009 10:39 AM
Are you looking for an ISP like BT, Bulldog, Sky, Be, that supply you with a Broadband connection and sometimes an email address as well. Or are you looking specifically for a hosted exchange solution that offers hosted BES as well?
The two are very different. If your looking for the first of the two I'm pretty sure no ISP will offer excahhnge type mail solution. Access will likely be via IMAP or POP3 protocols (BIS style).
There are some hosted exchange/blackberry providers in the UK. Let me know if this is what your lookign for and I'll point you in the right direction.
02-03-2009 11:29 AM
02-03-2009 11:35 AM
You would need to ask VF to give you BIS access or BES access on your SIM. They basically have to assign you the blackberry.net APN on their systems and also ensure you are provisioned for the correct accesss (BIS/BES) at the RIM Relay/ provisioning server.
BIS is typically cheaper as it is designed for consumers on the street. It will support POP3, IMAP and ActiveSynce using Outlook Web Access.
BES is designed for corporate customers and is usually more expensive as you get more functionality. You would need a BES (or hosted BES) to enterprise activate against.
02-03-2009 11:50 AM
That's what suprised me about all this. It all seems very confusing and overcomplicated.
I simply get an activesync phone with Internet access and a hosted exchange mailbox.
Sorry, this wasn't supposed to turn into rant it was a genuine request for info and the help is much appreciated. I'm just a little flabbergasted by the unnecessary complexity of this product not to mention the cost.
02-03-2009 12:07 PM
Is it that hard...?
Ring VF say you want BlackBerry Enterprise access added to you SIM.
Ring hosted exchange provider and ask for mail box and activation password.
If you need Internet access on the Activesync device youll need to request internet access any way? If you want to sync it against a exchange server you need to setup a mailbox with provider.
Both seem as complex to arrange!
Easiest one is... suggest to user push email will never take off.... use the phone ;-)
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