The BlackBerry® Messaging Agent connects to your organization's messaging server and provides messaging services, calendar management, address lookups, attachment viewing, attachment downloading, and encryption key generation. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent acts as a gateway for the BlackBerry Synchronization Service to access organizer data on the messaging server. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent synchronizes configuration data between the BlackBerry Configuration Database and the BlackBerry profiles database.
The BlackBerry Messaging Agent integrates with existing email accounts in your organization. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent redirects messages from users’ email applications to their BlackBerry devices automatically. If users configure identical signatures on their BlackBerry devices and in their email accounts, recipients cannot distinguish between messages that users send from BlackBerry devices and messages that they send from email applications.
When users move or delete messages or mark messages as read or unread on their BlackBerry devices or in their email applications, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent reconciles changes over the wireless network between BlackBerry devices and email applications. By default, BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server reconcile email messages over the wireless network.