Originally Posted by militman5583
I talked to a blackberry Rep about this Issue because i did not give it much thought but i have gmail and am doing the same thing. Basically he said that the icon on the phone which says your
is a link to take you directly there on the web. If you want to look at the email via gmail then use that or anything else you wanna use through gmail. The SMS folder is where things will be sent to if they are forwarded because they have to go through another filter or server or something. The e-mail is not forwarded straight to the phone. From SMS mail(where it is forwarded to) you can view and reply to any e-mail though. You can also delete the email from there and your gmail. Hope that helps.
Not true. There are two ways to get GMail on your BB. You can set it up using the BIS (setup internet email icon.) This will give you a mail icon with
on the homescreen. Your Gmail will be *pushed* to that folder automatically, and usually, almost immediately.
The other way to get GMail is to download the GMail application. This puts a "GMail" icon on your screen that opens into a mail viewer. When you open the app you must then *check* for new mail on the GMail server as it doesn't get automatically pushed to the device. I believe this is what the *Blackberry rep* was referring to. However, this is not what this thread was referring to. I believe the OP was referring to the GMail setup through BIS.