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    I have a Blackberry Enterprise server that I would like to go away from. The reason I have not went with Exchange 2007 for use with our phones are the e-mail alerts we get. I do not know if there is a way that exchange can send our phones a critical alert that would be in Red like the Blackberry server does.

    Anyone know of a option in Exchange that would send High level alerts from Exchange?

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    Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

    Hi,

    Can you explain more and specific requirements of your needs?
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      Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

      Originally posted by v-2nas View Post
      Hi,

      Can you explain more and specific requirements of your needs?

      When we get e-mail to our Blackberries and they are of an important nature the e-mails come to our phones highlighted in Red. To allow this there is a setting on the Blackberry server that allow filtering of messages that come from an e-mail account and anything that comes from that e-mail account is flag Red. I would like to get Exchange to do the same thing.

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

        There is nothing in Exchange that will do that for you. The only thing you can do is have the importance level changed using a transport rule. However the alerting functionality would be completely client side configuration, not something that you can force on to the devices.

        Blackberry is far and away the most mature mobile email solution and if it works, why go away from it? If it is down to cost, then BES Express allows you to use Blackberry devices on a BIS plan, rather than a BES plan.

        Of course if the users just want iPhones, not a lot you can do about that, but it is pretty unlikely an iPhone will be used for much work.

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          Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          There is nothing in Exchange that will do that for you. The only thing you can do is have the importance level changed using a transport rule. However the alerting functionality would be completely client side configuration, not something that you can force on to the devices.

          Blackberry is far and away the most mature mobile email solution and if it works, why go away from it? If it is down to cost, then BES Express allows you to use Blackberry devices on a BIS plan, rather than a BES plan.

          Of course if the users just want iPhones, not a lot you can do about that, but it is pretty unlikely an iPhone will be used for much work.

          Simon.

          I would just like to get rid of BES, that's one more device I have to deal with and also license. Plus most people can use their phones with Exchange without the extra monthly cost. I guess the IT guy's will have to stick with the Blackberry's for now.

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          • #6
            Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

            Blackberry will work with Exchange without BES. and you are correct BES will required license and another device to manage.

            you can try to test your current infrastructure now with one of the blackberry device.

            1. Remove that backberry device from BES
            2. on the blackberry, go to mail setup and chose the exchange. and follow the screen wizard.

            Thanks,
            HN

            Originally posted by hlobell View Post
            I would just like to get rid of BES, that's one more device I have to deal with and also license. Plus most people can use their phones with Exchange without the extra monthly cost. I guess the IT guy's will have to stick with the Blackberry's for now.

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            • #7
              Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

              Blackberry without BES sucks. Major step backwards. It does a screen scrape system that isn't very good, pretty much a one way sync.

              As BES Express is free, I see no reason to go down the BIS and the poor BES-less route for Exchange.

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              • #8
                Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

                Hmmmmmm is there a BES Express for free? I will take a look at it.

                I agreed with you that BB without BES is suck and time consumming.. I have about 20% users who on BB.. and I hat it when they call for support.. there are so many issue with it.

                Sorry for hijack this post.

                Thanks,
                HN

                Originally posted by Sembee View Post
                Blackberry without BES sucks. Major step backwards. It does a screen scrape system that isn't very good, pretty much a one way sync.

                As BES Express is free, I see no reason to go down the BIS and the poor BES-less route for Exchange.

                Simon.

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                • #9
                  Re: Exchange 2007 and mail alerts

                  BES Express has always been free, has been since it was launched about this time last year. RIM had to do something as they were losing market share to those with the iPhone. Although everyone knows if you want staff to do actual work you give them a Blackberry. If you just want them to have something to show, then you give them an iPhone.

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