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Old 10-25-2007, 02:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Can you get notifications when Gmail gets a new e-mail or do you have to manually check?

2. What settings must you have for Gmail App to work over wifi with no Data plan?

3. When I goto setting there are only 3 options....is that all you can do with this app??

4.Is this IMAP thing for Gmail on the home PC or on your BB???

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Old 10-25-2007, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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1. Manual check, but you can configure GMAIL to send you a text message for incoming emails to get push-style notifications of new email in GMAIL. Use your carrier's email-to-SMS feature such as [email address] in GMAIL's forward feature.

2. Can't help you there.

3. Not many settings. GMAIL Mobile is a very limited app. You can configure things like filters through the desktop, and you still have access to labels on the mobile.

4. Either. There's multiple ways to combine IMAP with GMAIL because recently, GMAIL now supports native IMAP (albiet while BIS does 'synchronize' with IMAP, it does not use IMAP PUSH, so it's still a polled delay).

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1. Can you get notifications when Gmail gets a new e-mail or do you have to manually check?

2. What settings must you have for Gmail App to work over wifi with no Data plan?

3. When I goto setting there are only 3 options....is that all you can do with this app??

4.Is this IMAP thing for Gmail on the home PC or on your BB???

Thank you in advance!!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your comments and answers.... if there is anyone out there with Gmail app working without Data plan...please PM me or post on here...I would like to know what settings you are using to get this app working...I keep getting an error saying temporarily down please try back later.
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Thanks for all your comments and answers.... if there is anyone out there with Gmail app working without Data plan...please PM me or post on here...I would like to know what settings you are using to get this app working...I keep getting an error saying temporarily down please try back later.
LunkHead has a whole thread that covers this, do a search or look for his threads and you should find all that info.
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I have the gmail app on my 8820 and it works perfectly over EDGE, but over WiFi I get an error message saying that I need a data plan for it to work.

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Got the data plan for a day...got the service books...got rid of it...now everything works over wifi!
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Got the data plan for a day...got the service books...got rid of it...now everything works over wifi!
make sure you do a custom backup that only includes the Service Books, that way when you upgrade, wipe the device, etc. you can just reinstall them again.
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how do you do a selective backup??
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1. Manual check, but you can configure GMAIL to send you a text message for incoming emails to get push-style notifications of new email in GMAIL. Use your carrier's email-to-SMS feature such as [email address] in GMAIL's forward feature.

2. Can't help you there.

3. Not many settings. GMAIL Mobile is a very limited app. You can configure things like filters through the desktop, and you still have access to labels on the mobile.

4. Either. There's multiple ways to combine IMAP with GMAIL because recently, GMAIL now supports native IMAP (albiet while BIS does 'synchronize' with IMAP, it does not use IMAP PUSH, so it's still a polled delay).
I've got 3 follow up questions.
a) I see in gmail that I am able to forward a copy of incoming email to my handset....is that what you are referring to? You say you say "push-style notifications" for new email, so I am wondering if you are referring to something else.

b) looking at your 4), does this mean that I can set up a new message alert on the handset, with a delay?

c) not sure what BIS and BES are? are either of any use to me, as i do not have a data plan?

Thanks again.

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1. Manual check, but you can configure GMAIL to send you a text message for incoming emails to get push-style notifications of new email in GMAIL. Use your carrier's email-to-SMS feature such as [email address] in GMAIL's forward feature.
I set this up and did a couple of test messages. The text message that "Welcome to Rogers Email to SMS. You have mail, but are not subscribed; reply 'Yes' to this message to subscribe"

I am not sure what this means. I called Rogers and was told that replying yes to this email will subscribe me to the $5/month direct delivery option. This make zero sense to me, because it says nothing about direct delivery, and because they seem not have any info about the email to text feature, which is what I need.
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