Preventing a user from forwarding work data using personal channels

To help prevent a BlackBerry® device user from forwarding work data using personal channels, you can set the Disable Forwarding of Work Content Using Personal Channels IT policy rule to Yes. Personal channels include the BlackBerry® Internet Service, SMS text messages, MMS messages, PIN messages, and BlackBerry® Messenger. When you set the Disable Forwarding of Work Content Using Personal Channels IT policy rule to Yes, the device permits the user to follow these guidelines:
  • a user can forward work email messages, contacts, calendar entries, tasks, or memos using a work email account
  • a user cannot forward work email messages, contacts, calendar entries, tasks, or memos using personal channels

If the user tries to forward work email messages, contacts, calendar entries, tasks, or memos using personal channels, the device is designed to display a warning message and does not permit the user to complete the task.

By default, the Disable Forwarding of Work Content Using Personal Channels IT policy rule is set to No. The device does not distinguish between work data and personal data when users forward data.


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