Originally Posted by Dubdub
Keep in mind that it isn't a good idea to use the blackberry/carrier email address.
First of all, it is unfiltered which means you will likely get more spam that you want once the address gets out there.
Second, it can ONLY be viewed on the BB. If email goes down, so does that address. Email cannot be retrieved to that account once it is lost, deleted, etc.
And 3rd, you do not own or control that address. Your carrier can decide to change it at any time, a la Cingular going to ATT. If you leave Verizon, you can't take that address with you. It just goes away into the ether world. I personally do like to use an email address that I do not control/own.
Just my five cents worth.
I appreciate the thoughts. The reason I'm using the VZW address is specifically for the purpose of using Google's spam filter. I can't afford to spam block my day-to-day email address but I wanted one prior to my BB.
What I ended up doing was forwarding my main email address to Gmail, then reforwarding that filtered mail to the VZW address, which then pushes it to the phone.
In the end my phone gets pushed well filtered email and I still get everything on my desktop. I even kept my imap'd main account live in the background on the BB just in case the other goes down. I just set a filter on that acct to keep anything from reaching the BB.
I'm happy with the results, although I'm sure anyone reading this is shaking their head at this point