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Old 09-11-2006, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first post. I was just handed a handheld and the charger/usb cable to use. No manuals or software. I don't know much about the Blackberry, but I am learning. I have completed activation. (I actually really like it and am thinking about springing for a Pearl. :D )

My first question to my admin was, "will this work since I have mail delivered to a local pst on my laptop." I was told yes, but I have noticed that I am not getting all my mail delivered to the Blackberry. Searching through these forums, it looks like there are issues with using a local PST.

I guess my question is - what is the best way to fix the problem? I can't put all my email on the server because it is too big. Should I receive mail to the server and then file it in a local PST? I only keep open issues in my inbox, so that may work. Will the email get deleted from the BB if I file it out of the inbox? What about rules that file automatically - will I even see those emails? And what about my Contacts and Calendar - how do those get synced?

Another post on this site said something about not using the Desktop Manager if you have a local PST. Do I need the software? I haven't installed it yet, and I am wondering exactly what it does.

Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to really start using it!
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My first question to my admin was, "will this work since I have mail delivered to a local pst on my laptop." I was told yes, but I have noticed that I am not getting all my mail delivered to the Blackberry. Searching through these forums, it looks like there are issues with using a local PST.

I guess my question is - what is the best way to fix the problem? I can't put all my email on the server because it is too big. Should I receive mail to the server and then file it in a local PST? I only keep open issues in my inbox, so that may work. Will the email get deleted from the BB if I file it out of the inbox? What about rules that file automatically - will I even see those emails? And what about my Contacts and Calendar - how do those get synced?
Start by sacking your admin, if email is delivered to the local PST it won't deliver to the BB correctly. The best solution is down to how you work and how you like to use mail. Personally I get all my email into my Berry and then deleted move as approrpriate. You can move email from your in-box to a sub-folder if you choose to move it out of there, provided that the sub-folder is on the exchange not the PST. If you're running real BES then contacts and calendar will get synched provided they are on the exchange server.

Oh and there's a Global Address List lookup funntion which is really useful - if you're running a 4.1 device then go to compose email, type a few letters of the user you want to lookup e.g Fr, then select "lookup FR", whereupon it will come back with all Frank, Francis, Freds etc in the GAL, select one of them and email away.

There is no right answer to this question - it's down to you and how you like to work.

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Old 09-11-2006, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Start by sacking your admin, if email is delivered to the local PST it won't deliver to the BB correctly. The best solution is down to how you work and how you like to use mail. Personally I get all my email into my Berry and then deleted move as approrpriate. You can move email from your in-box to a sub-folder if you choose to move it out of there, provided that the sub-folder is on the exchange not the PST. If you're running real BES then contacts and calendar will get synched provided they are on the exchange server.

Oh and there's a Global Address List lookup funntion which is really useful - if you're running a 4.1 device then go to compose email, type a few letters of the user you want to lookup e.g Fr, then select "lookup FR", whereupon it will come back with all Frank, Francis, Freds etc in the GAL, select one of them and email away.

There is no right answer to this question - it's down to you and how you like to work.

Thanks for the info. I figured as much. I am going to switch my settings to receive mail on the server and see how that works for me. It should be fine, just a small adjustment.

Can I just make the change, or should I clear out my handheld and re-activate?

If everything syncs automatically from the mailbox on the server, what do I need the desktop manager for?
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If you change outlook to deliver to your mail server, you do not need to reactivate your device.

You do not really need desktop manager unless you want to do a wired synch with a personal folder. But you can only synch with 1. Also, there is a setting to disable redirection while the handheld is in cradle. I was under the impression that you needed the desktop manager software to enable that setting. However, maybe you would just need the handheld driver? Someone else may be able to confirm.
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