- 01-05-13, 11:03 PM #27
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-05-13, 11:20 PM #28
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I think most companies are taking the removal of BB phones from their enterprise to lower costs, not to improve manageability or security. It's an easy sell to say we don't have to pay for a MDM, until a security breach happens of course.
- 01-06-13, 01:56 PM #32
- 01-06-13, 02:20 PM #33
I didn't have the V, just the X50. I think I still have it kicking around.
The battery seemed to stop holding a charge pretty quickly and I could never find replacements. It seemed at the time like Dell wanted to forget they ever sold them.
I used mine for navigation. I had a CF GPS unit and Pharos GPS sofware, later moved to iGuidance. I liked the CF and SD slots.
It was a pretty good device for its time.
Anyway - this ActiveSync business on BlackBerry. When I hear the term "sync", to me it means data is physically kept in two different locations, and any action done to the data at one location (edit, delete, etc..) is mirrored at the other locations.
Does ActiveSync locate the data physically at two locations, or is the phone basically just a "tunnel" or window to the data that resides only on the server?
Maybe my confusion around syncing is why when I delete an email on my PlayBook it vanishes from the server before I can download it with Outlook (POP3) at home.
I use BIS to check my ISP's email (POP3) and send it to my phone. That way I can see what I'm going to get when back home, but I can delete it from my phone to keep it clean and tidy without it vanishing from my inbox.
With my PlayBook, for some reason the auto email configuration sets the same account up using the ISP's "webmail" server, so when I delete a message on the PlayBook, it's gone forever.
There's too many sync modes and they all do something different. I wish we'd stick with POP3.
- 01-06-13, 02:30 PM #34
Your POP3 issue is different. It sounds like your phone has been set up to leave messages on the server, even when you delete them off your phone. That's a setting that has been deliberately configured on your phone, because I'm pretty sure that the default would have your phone delete messages from the server just the way your PlayBook does.
The good news is that your PlayBook can be configured to leave messages on the server, just the same as your phone does. It can be configured through the Account settings in the control panel (I'd give you the settings, but I don't actually have any POP3 accounts configured on my PB so I'm not completely sure where you'd select it).
EDIT: Didn't notice the "webmail" bit. That's a completely different situation, since your e-mail isn't actually hitting your PlayBook (you're just viewing it through the browser). There's a couple of ways to deal with that:
1) Configure a new Account in the control panel for your POP3, and click whatever box you need to that says "leave messages on the server".
2) Just view your e-mails over Bridge.
- 01-06-13, 02:37 PM #35
Yes, I purposely set up my phone (and laptop) to leave messages on the server so I can download them all onto my desktop when I'm home. The desktop then clears off the server.
Is there a default behavior for activesync? When an email is deleted from the phone does it remain on the desktop client?
- 01-06-13, 02:57 PM #37
My Outlook PST file is approaching 2GB. Are you saying people with lots of emails and attachments will need this much free space on their phone too? I basically use Outlook as an archive for all my emails, but I don't need 5 years worth of emails and attachments on my phone.
I understand "working off the server" but for me it comes with too many limitations for my taste.
- 01-06-13, 03:06 PM #38
- 01-06-13, 06:35 PM #42
- 01-06-13, 06:42 PM #43
Originally, and at its core, AS allows mobile devices to sync with desktop or server data.
- 01-06-13, 07:27 PM #44
Think of an AS client to be the same as web access like OWA. You are not going to see the stuff in your .PST file over OWA as an example.
If companies are running phones in their environment without any sort of management, The I.T. folks must be having a hard time to sleep at night. I know I would want to distance myself from that sort of decision big time!
- 01-06-13, 07:51 PM #45
My own personal opinion, pretty much any company with over 100 mobile devices (or even less than that if they have specific security needs) should be using some kind of MDM.
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