12-07-2007, 08:31 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
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First of all, read the FAQ. That will will give you the basics and answer most of your questions.
The simplest way to get your mail would be to use BIS -Blackberry Internet Service. Your carrier should have given you the link to the website to set that up. It is similar to a POP3 setup and your mail will arrive on your BB approximately every 15 minutes. Make sure you have "Leave Mail on Server" checked in your email client on your PC however.
You can also use BES , Blackberry Enterprise Server, which is more expensive and more complicated to set up. And finally, you can use a hosted BES service.
It really depends on what you want and what you need. With BES or the hosted BES, you will get wireless sync with calendar and contacts as well as faster email delivery. If those are not things you really need, then BIS is the cheapest and you sync contacts and calendar info with a PIM application on your PC (i.e. Outlook).