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Old 12-07-2008, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New to BB - IMAP Setup - where are settings

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IMAP Settings.... WHERE?

The Storm is my first BB. I'd always read it was the standard for mobile email, so I decided the Storm was worth leaving AT&T and moving over to Verizon. However... I'm frustrated beyond... just trying to set up IMAP email accounts. My company uses IMAP access (pretty common any more these days) and I have previously successfully (and with ease) set up email on:

- Treo 680 (my 5 yr old mobile phone running Palm OS)
- Windows Desktop using Outlook
- Apple MacBook Pro using Thunderbird

Each of these applications provides for setting incoming/outgoing mail servers, ports, SSL, etc. After minor adjustments I got ALL the above configured in a matter of minutes.

But I have not succeeded (even close) with new Storm. I've looked high and low for similar settings on the BB platform. I called Verizon service and they had me log into my BIS account. I used the autodetect to attempt to retrieve email settings from Outlook (which works just fine) and BIS says... "failed to transfer some settings."

Is there any way to access the settings on the Storm/BB much like every other email client application (heck my 5 yr old Treo had this)?

Any help appreciated. I hate to give up so quickly, but if I can't get a simple thing like email working (which is supposed to be BlackBerry's shining virtue), I'll have no choice but to look for something else...


Last edited by doekim : 12-07-2008 at 10:25 PM.
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