04-09-2008, 09:00 PM
Knows Where the Search Button Is
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I run with one mailbox icon on the home screen and use saved searches to do the same thing. You can assign a shotcut key to the saved search, so it only takes a quick key-combo press to jump to the single mailbox.
For example, I have a saved search for Gmail (ALT-G), Comcast (ALT-C), Yahoo! (ALT+Y), and (ALT-H) for my work e-mail (my company's name starts with H). This is on a 8700 series device, so there may be some shortcut key restrictions that I'm not aware of for the suretype devices.
To set this up, do the following:
Go into messages, bring up the menu, and select Search.
Change the "Service:" option from "All Services" to the account you want, and then bring up the menu again and select save.
Give it a easy to remember title (it will appear at the top of the screen when the filter is active) and a hotkey combination.
Bring up the menu again, and select "Save".
I tried using BES mailbox, but I found the shortcut key solution much cleaner -- especially since I have 4 e-mail accounts on my BlackBerry.
There's also some useful pre-defined searches in there -- ALT+U for unread, ALT+P for phone calls, ALT+S for SMS, etc.