we recently acquired several Blackberry 957's
and installed the Enterprise software on Exchange 5.5 -
I've been reading thru the various docs, white papers, etc
and still am a little fuzzy on the traffic flow.
RECEIVING a msg into Exchange - I think this is how it works :)
email appears on the Exchange Server
Blackberry Server is watching various BB accounts,
and notices a new arrival for a "watched" account ?
Grabs the email - retrieves the PIN - sends via SRP & port 3101
Msg goes to some "wireless access point" -
Sends to Blackberry device via PIN address from the wireless
ok - now the user replies from the Blackberry handheld -
So how does this work ?
Blackberry handheld sends a msg to the wireless access point -
Since the PIN must be the unique identifier
does the PIN get stored by the wireless service,
and "routed" back to our Exchange server ? ala TCP/IP
if so.... again... how & where does the msg get into Exchange ?
does it come into a single BB "account" -
which account ? -
then the BB Server retrieves it, looks for the encoded PIN,
matches it to an Exchange BB account -
and finally drops the msg into the OUTBOX of the specific
which then causes the msg to be "sent" from that mailbox
this is the only part I did not see drawn out,
I could guess - but... it would just be a guess :)
thanks - Phil -