An all points bulletin (APB) is a notification message that is sent to the BlackBerry wireless device by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The term is associated mainly with the police, often with information about a suspect who is to be detained or a person to be on the look out for. But BES administrators can use APB to send out messages regarding BES maintenance and shutdowns or even in emergency situations like a bomb threat in the building.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1
1. Open BlackBerry Manager.
2. On the left-hand side, click the BlackBerry Enterprise Server name.
3. Click the Server Configuration tab.
4. Click Accounts.
5. Click Send Message.
6. Follow the Send Message Wizard instructions to send an All Points Bulletin.