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Old 12-03-2006, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently on my Pearl, all of messages (SMS, gmail, and corporate email) show up under the messages icon. This poses a liability for me. Is there a way for me to have seperate icons on my home screen for SMS, Gmail, and my corporate mail?

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Yes, if you go to menu and then organize applications, you can then move the folders for your individual accounts up ahead of the messages folder. When you go back to the home screen your top 5 icons will show up.
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But all incoming messages will appear in the Messages folder.
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Yes, if you go to menu and then organize applications, you can then move the folders for your individual accounts up ahead of the messages folder. When you go back to the home screen your top 5 icons will show up.
That worked perfectly for my gmail. Unfortunately, I dont see a seperate icon for SMS. Should there be one? As stated above, Id like to have seperate icons for SMS, Gmail, and corporate mail.

I really appreciate your help man.
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Yes, if you go to menu and then organize applications, you can then move the folders for your individual accounts up ahead of the messages folder. When you go back to the home screen your top 5 icons will show up.
That worked perfectly for my gmail. Unfortunately, I dont see a seperate icon for SMS. Should there be one? As stated above, Id like to have seperate icons for SMS, Gmail, and corporate mail.

I really appreciate your help man.
No, as njbb stated, all messages will show up in your messages folder. And only the email accounts that you set up will have an individual folder. There is no way to separate SMS messages from the rest.
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No, as njbb stated, all messages will show up in your messages folder. And only the email accounts that you set up will have an individual folder. There is no way to separate SMS messages from the rest.

Just to reiterate: I am aware that all messages will be dumped in the generic "messages" folder. Is there a way to setup a distinct icon strictly for SMS?
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Not that I am aware of.
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Not that I am aware of.
Bummer. I am really concerned that in a drunken daze, I will reply to an email from my boss thinking it was a txt. This shiit is dangerous.
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Bummer. I am really concerned that in a drunken daze, I will reply to an email from my boss thinking it was a txt. This shiit is dangerous.

I Totally agree, as one who enjoys the drink from time to time, this can be a problem. I'd love to see a good solution. I am a little surprised that you are that concerned about sending an accidental email to your boss. If you put the people you regularly SMS in to your address book, it will show up by name instead of number, eliminating any ambiguity.

To the folks on the list, I'm not familiar with whether there is a way to flag messages from certain recipients as high priority (like PIN messages) so they show up as red?!?!

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Yes. Set up a "Level 1" filter.
But if you are that drunk, it won't matter.
Enjoy.
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I am a little surprised that you are that concerned about sending an accidental email to your boss. If you put the people you regularly SMS in to your address book, it will show up by name instead of number, eliminating any ambiguity.

The problem is scrolling down one message and accidentally replying to an email I received during the day. Ambiguity isnt really a major concern for me, rather the accidental keystroke that results in an email reply to a prior instead of the most recent SMS. Its just nervewrecking seeing an email from your boss right below a drunken SMS from a friend.
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Yes. Set up a "Level 1" filter.
But if you are that drunk, it won't matter.
Enjoy.
Lets say for instance, on friday night, I switch to view my SMS inbox folder. Is there a way to only show SMS messages? When I receive a new message the folder switches back to my general inbox that shows all email and SMSs.


This sucks big time.
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SMS messages do have a different icon. The envelope next to the SMS is slanted and the envelope next to emails is straight.
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pushing ALT + S will show all txt/sms messages
pushing ALT + M will show MMS

i forget if there are any others i'm sure. its only temporary but a good solution till the problem is fixed.
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If you use the O2 Zen or Vodaphone Today theme, email messages are separate from SMS messages.
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If you use the O2 Zen or Vodaphone Today theme, email messages are separate from SMS messages.
Wheres the best place to find these?
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Check here for instructions

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...=unlock+themes
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The other trick that I've found works well is to set the background color for your BES/enterprise mail. The messages look pretty awful when you do this (I choose yellow, so I get yellow diagnal stripes), but it's pretty clear when your're replying to work email.

If you compose an email, and switch your "from" address to your work email, it changes the background accordingly.. and when you get an enterprise mail, it will also be stripped accordingly.

See my newbie post for what it looks like (before I realized what it was lol):
Broken Background image: Purple diagonal stripes

Menu to:
Options-->Security Options-->General Settings-->Message Background Colors
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would be ideal to have a sperate section for sms/email address/mms etc etc :S
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