09-16-2008, 12:38 AM
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First of all, welcome to the forums.
For BIS (Blackberry Internet Service - non-corporate BES usage), the Blackberry OS is set to give you a generic 'Messages' mailbox which contains ALL messages; and a separate email-account-specific mailbox for each email address that you set up on your 'berry. You can hide or display those email inboxes anyway you like. Many (most?) of the users that I have encountered hide all but the general 'Messages' mailbox, but that is really a matter of personal preference.
One item of note: regardless of how you choose to display/hide the mailboxes, there is only one copy of any given message on your phone - the other instances are actually pointers to the single message stored on your phone - delete it in the generic 'Messages' mailbox and it disappears from the account-specific mailbox, as well (and vice-versa).
SMS/MMS messages also CAN go to the same mailbox, but again, that is user configurable - and many (most?) of the users that I encounter choose to separate them - but again - it's a matter of personal choice.
Last edited by fonejunkie : 09-16-2008 at 12:41 AM.