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Allow Public IM Services IT policy rule


This rule specifies whether a user can use public instant messaging applications for BlackBerry® devices.

Default value

The default value is Yes.


Change this rule to No to prevent using public instant messaging services on a BlackBerry device.

This rule applies to all Research In Motion® public instant messaging services for BlackBerry devices that were released after the first availability of this rule. To prevent a user from using Yahoo!® Messenger for BlackBerry® smartphones version 1.0 on a BlackBerry device, configure the Allow Public Yahoo! Messenger Services IT policy rule.

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.0 SP4


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