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  • Question

  • Hi,

    How to let my exchange 2003 to support blackberry client? someone suggest I can enable the pop3 virtual server.

     

    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:15 AM

Answers

  • You don't need CALs. It is all included. All the information that you could need for BES Express is on the Blackberry web site. Google Blackberry Enterprise Server Express and it will take you straight there. Do read the instructions, it has to be installed and setup in a certain way (ie don't use the Administrator account). However it is well documented all over the Internet and in the instructions that RIM provide.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:33 PM

All replies

  • HI,

    Are you talking about BES server and BES client to have with exchange 2003. If yes then there is no extra configuration for this. BES agent handle it automatically when you install BES server and assign MBX server into it.

    Quote "someone suggest I can enable the pop3 virtual server."

    I really don't understand what it mean. Are you looking for OMA access with POP or IMAP account. If yes you can also use a exchange mailbox thru mobile device which support IMPA,POP or active sync.


    Anil MCC 2011,ITIL V3,MCSA 2003,MCTS 2010, My Blog : http://messagingschool.wordpress.com
    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:34 AM
  • Hi,

    There are two kind Blackberry service, 1: Blackberry Enterprise Server (On Premises) 2: Blackberry Internet Service.
    Which one you are talking about? Take a look at this article I hope it helps:http://us.blackberry.com/support/preinstallation/exchange.jsp

    About the POP3, answer is YES
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998454(EXCHG.65).aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997475(EXCHG.80).aspx

    Post the update. 


    Gulab | MCITP: Exchange 2010-2007 | Skype: Gulab.Mallah | Blog: www.ExchangeRanger.Blogspot.com
    Monday, July 11, 2011 4:35 AM
  • sorry, we do not have EBS server. but we want to give our BB client a bettter experience when they are checking emails from our exchange 2003 server.

    So what I can do for them without installing the EBS server?

    Thanks.

    Monday, July 11, 2011 6:21 AM
    1. For a better experience I'd use ActiveSyn with Windows Mobile device.  (EAS).
    2. BB is good if you have a BES server but doesnt work too well with Exch (my opinion).

    Sukh
    Monday, July 11, 2011 9:17 AM
  • Without a BES then the Blackberry experience will be pretty poor, no matter what you do.

    Your best option is to deploy a BES Express. This is free, and doesn't require a change in the subscription of the device. It will give full functionality, including over the air updating of calendar, contacts, notes etc, and allows the full functionality of the Blackberry device to be used with the mailbox.

    Anything else, including using BIS, POP3 etc, is a pretty poor experience.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:53 AM
  • Hi Simon,

     

    Can you share me how i can get the BES for exchange 2003? I watn to have a try if it is exact free.

     

    P.S should we buy any CAL for BB client to connect to the BES server?

     

     

    Thanks.



    Monday, July 11, 2011 12:24 PM
  • You don't need CALs. It is all included. All the information that you could need for BES Express is on the Blackberry web site. Google Blackberry Enterprise Server Express and it will take you straight there. Do read the instructions, it has to be installed and setup in a certain way (ie don't use the Administrator account). However it is well documented all over the Internet and in the instructions that RIM provide.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:33 PM