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Outlook email on BIS platform

Novice user here, I am wondering if my work outlook email powered by an exchange server can be run on a Bold through a BIS platform.

 

If so then what are the pre requisites for this to work, and can it mark items read/unread on the server so when I get back to my PC the read emails are read?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Tom

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

You could use Outlook Web Access integration through BIS.  It'll sync read / unread marks, along with deletions...

 

KB03133 - Associate a Microsoft Outlook Web Access email account with a BlackBerry Internet Service ...

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

Thats fantastic thank you very much.

 

Do I need to make any changes or check any settings on the exchange server before I can set this up to run properly?

 

The set up at the moment allows a windows mobile device to remotely access the server but moving in the right direction of considering running a bold on a bis plan.

 

Thanks again

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

You shouldn't have to do anything on the exchange server. The only thing you have to hope for is avoiding this issue:

http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=KB04804&sliceId=SAL_Pub...

 

My work IT decided to enable ISA and I can't integrate my OWA via BIS anymore.

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

An ActiveSync device connects in a totally different manner than BIS.

 

If BIS integrating doesn't work, you could try out: AstraSync .

 

I use it and it works well for me.

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

This might sound really dumb but is OWA part of an exchange server by default?
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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform


TomWilliams wrote:
This might sound really dumb but is OWA part of an exchange server by default?

Outlook Web Access is included as a part of Exchange server ... whether it has been configured, that is a different story.

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

Ok so once the OWA is configured the intitial BB guide should work?
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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform


TomWilliams wrote:
Ok so once the OWA is configured the intitial BB guide should work?

Unless the OWA / network configuration is some horribly non-standard implementation; yes.

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Re: Outlook email on BIS platform

Is there a blackberry recommended configuration?

 

We have 5 email addresses on our exchange, and 3 of those may need OWA with a BIS platform/device.