Apparently I had a moment there!
I have my email set up. I don't use a BES. I have a sprint.blackberry email address from when I had the 8350i. The problem is with my gmail...
I downloaded the gmail app and I can see my messages that way. I've tried everything and can't get anything that comes from my gmail address to show up any other way. It worked fine on the 8350i. I wonder if the problem is with gmail or if it's a new BlackBerry feature. I can see why some people might not want to get email's from their own address but when you run a forum and all of the topic replies are set up from that address they aren't really from me.
So far that is my only complaint about the phone.