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    BES sync using Godaddy Exchange - any users

    Has anyone used Godaddy's Exchange and BES program? I'm very happy w. my current Exchange/BES provider but am always looking to save $. I talked to a godaddy person today (about a domain I'm moving there) and was told I could use Godaddy's Exchange mail and it included BES to sync my calendar/contacts/tasks in addition to email delivery.

    If anyone has any experience with this, I'd really appreciate any feedback you can provide. Switching my Exchange/BES provider is going to be an enormous PITA but saving money comes first.

    Thanks!




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    Sorry, haven't heard anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast View Post
    Sorry, haven't heard anything.
    Thanks...I don't know why but I'm just a little skeptical of "how easy" and "not a big deal" it is...Exchange/BES is never either of those based on my prior experience.

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    I know godaddy has been around for a while but how long have they offered this service?

    it is significantly cheaper then my current provider so you really have me thinking i should switch too. On average it appears that they offer more storage and better features for about 50% of the price of other bes providers.

    I think i'm going to give them a call this week and try to get more details from them. I'm getting a too good to be true sorta vibe here.

    If you make the switch please let me know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    I know godaddy has been around for a while but how long have they offered this service?

    it is significantly cheaper then my current provider so you really have me thinking i should switch too. On average it appears that they offer more storage and better features for about 50% of the price of other bes providers.

    I think i'm going to give them a call this week and try to get more details from them. I'm getting a too good to be true sorta vibe here.

    If you make the switch please let me know how it goes.
    I need to follow-up with them again, but I think the key question to ask them is: does godaddy have a licensed copy of Blackberry Enterprise Server that they manage?

    I need to ask that b/c on their site under the Exchange/Blackberry discussion, it says "to use your Blackberry smartphone with Hosted Exchange Email, you must have a Blackberry Enterprise Server as part of your calling plan." In the case of my provider (Verizon), I believe the extra $15/mo I pay for the Exchange plan is only for the increased bandwidth required for Exchange. I don't believe Verizon has a BES that they provide as part of their plan.

    I'll keep posting what I find here...if it'll work, that would be great, but as I said before, I'm going to be 100% sure before making any changes b/c it'll be extremely disruptive if it is in fact too good to be true.

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    agreed.

    Any idea the best way to dump all my current content from my provider so that if go daddy are as good as they look i can import it there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    agreed.

    Any idea the best way to dump all my current content from my provider so that if go daddy are as good as they look i can import it there?
    Right before you move your MX records, export your Outlook/Exchange file to a .pst file. Then once you're up and running on godaddy, you import the .pst file into the new profile (that links to your godaddy exchange file). You'll need to make sure you either wipe your blackberry or otherwise get the prior Exchange data removed. Then, once godaddy's exchange file is running smoothly with the imported .pst data, re-run enterprise activation.

    I'm not getting too excited about it yet...I'm really skeptical that godaddy is running a BES. In other words, I wouldn't suggest that anyone pull the trigger on moving an exchange file before being 110% sure you're not going to find yourself at godaddy with exchange but no BES...if you end up w. that, you're screwed and will either move back to your existing provider or go w. BIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherb View Post
    agreed.

    Any idea the best way to dump all my current content from my provider so that if go daddy are as good as they look i can import it there?
    Ok, I just talked to godaddy and they DO NOT have a BES. In other words, they provided hosted Exchange but not hosted BES...you'll still need to have BES provider (which is what I was afraid of after reading their Blackberry help site). Verizon doesn't offer BES, so if you switch to godaddy, you'll still need someone to host your BES.

    I was all jazzed to save some $$, but no luck.

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