"The BlackBerry security architecture for enterprise customers is purposefully designed to exclude the capability for RIM or any third party to read encrypted information under any circumstances"
So how do they process spam!. RIM email is encrypted from the device and too the device, the stage in the middle is free form text, at least upon all the EU and US(Canadian) servers when my friend worked there - still the case. As such RIM do have the ability to dish out all emails that run thru there servers - you cant add extra encryption beyond what the device does and thats a key fixed by RIM, the only key opon the device that you have any input with is the memory encryption preventing anybody from reading the emails upon the device without it. but emails sent too and indeed from your RIM device whilst encrypted is based solely upon a key deviced by RIM. Now if they were to apply for a injunction in the UK or indeed CAN then they could legaly get access to the email of suspect A,B,C... etc. Though this is hosted email. Now 3rd party intergration will still be open, at least upto the point it hits the RIM network were it is processed by pretty standard albiet slightly modified applications like,sendmail. Indeed there spam processing would be pretty screwed if it couldn't read beyond the headers, or indeed scan attachments.
But hey this is a company that says it does QA, which is realy debatable now isn't it,even given consumer level information.
But hey its a system that works and compared to the rest, it works well, dosn;t mean its perfect and certainly dont mean your email is totaly safe. One could ask does the NSA have any input or control and given the number of USA high-up's politicaly who use the devices, there would have to be some form of yes answear. Now if the KGB were to ask for the key, would they get it, well nope, they wouldn't, but thats only because it would upset there `other` important customers.
Bottom line nothing is secure - only percieved secure, simple fact of life.
But if India realy want to know what is going on, then why dont they do what China does which is the same that the states does only there a little bit more open about how they do it.
Now EU/UK email retention/access laws vs RIM, wonder how long it will be until RIM end up doiung a pirate-bay type hosting just to avoid govermental incompetance/shortfall. But hey catching the minority at the expense of the majority is alwaysthe govermental stance, is it not.