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Blackberry and PST files

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Hi

We are running BES 4.1.5 with Exchange.

We have strict limits on the size of our mailboxes, so most users have PST folder where they move messages to, especially large ones.

Is it true that if they move messages from their Outlook to PST's, the mails will remain in their Blackberry inboxes and have to be deleted manually? This process is called 'orphaning'?

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That is correct. When you move a message off of the server into a PST folder, it is not stored on the server... so BES has nothing to sync it with. They leave them on their BlackBerries because if they didnt, all of your users' e-mail would sync right off.

I would highely recommend you dump PST files. It is an industry trend right now.
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Thanks

Is there no option we can set where they will be removed from the Blackberry device?
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Nope.
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On the bes try turning on a setting called Hard deletes.  It may fix the issue.

After enabling Hard Delete Reconcillation on yor server you must re-boot it.

1.In the BlackBerry Manager, in the left pane, click a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.Click Edit Properties.
3.Click Messaging.
4.In the Messaging Options section, click Hard Deletes Reconciliation.
5.In the drop-down list, click True.
6.Click OK.

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I dont think turning on Hard Delete reconciliation will help. In fact, it could only hurt... if the BES synced off every e-mail that was dumped into a PST, and *every* e-mail is dumped into a PST... then your users' blackberries would have every e-mail deleted shortly after they recieved it.
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Thanks all..

I spoke to the users, and they are happy for the mail that is moved to PST to not appear on their Blackberry devices...I tried the Hard Deletes Reconciliation and it works perfectly!

Thanks again for everyone's help.
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