With a BlackBerry, what is the PIN and how do I find it?

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** ARCHIVED: With a BlackBerry, what is the PIN and how do I find it? **

*About the PIN*

When manufactured, each BlackBerry device is assigned a unique personal
identification number (PIN). This allows identification of each BlackBerry
and ensures that mail destined for a particular individual is delivered
correctly.

During a synchronization, the redirector associates a PIN with an email
account, thereafter making certain that mail in that account is sent to the
device with that PIN.

With a BlackBerry, the PIN differs from the Electronic Serial Number (ESN)
in that the ESN is tracked by the BlackBerry reseller, whereas the PIN is
tracked by the BlackBerry wireless network provider. Some resellers may
also track the PIN, but network providers do not track the ESN.

In an enterprise redirector environment such as the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server Redirector (BES) service at Indiana University, the PIN is stored
centrally on the BES server, and is viewable by BES administrators and
Support Center personnel with access to the Exchange Account Management
tools.

*Note:* The BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) service will be retired by
January 1, 2015; see ARCHIVED: About the retired BES (BlackBerry Enterprise
Server). As of January 1, 2013, no new BES accounts are being created. UITS
recommends you replace your BlackBerry with a device that is compatible
with ActiveSync.

BlackBerry devices support direct PIN-to-PIN messaging. If you know the PIN
of your recipient's BlackBerry, you can compose an email message using the
PIN


Source: kb.iu.edu/d/alnw


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What is BlackBerry PIN-to-PIN Messaging?

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