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Old 05-23-2009, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm considering getting a Blackberry Bold for personal use and am a bit confused over the e-mail options.

As I understand it, if I subscribe to a mobile service who provides a BIS account (these seem to be 5 per month extra), I can register my personal e-mail account and the BIS server will regularly check for mail, and push it to my phone as soon as it finds it.

Am I right in thinking this is the only service the BIS provides? If I'm not that bothered for instant push e-mail, is it possible to configure a blackberry to do pull e-mail and e.g. check my IMAP server once an hour? and therefore not having to pay extra for the BIS account?

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See what others say about other email options, but yes, you can set BIS to get email from your personal email accounts (ISP webmail, yahoo, google . . . ). Yahoo, google, and windows live email is pushed to the blackberry virtually immediately. Others are polled at intervals of about 10-15 minutes.

BIS service will provide you also with internet access via the blackberry browser and any other blackberry branded data services, such as blackberry maps, pin messaging, etc.


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Thanks for the quick reply. I'd seen the site but managed to miss that link.
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You can try logic mail but it not push your mail you must retrive it by your self or try shangmail
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In general, getting a BB without a BB data plan makes for a less than positive experience. In any case, you will need some sort of data plan for Internet access, but the BB plan provides push email, BB Messenger, access to map applications, and no work arounds.
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Default Gmail soft is a fair soloution as well

as long as you primarily use text-based emails and do not need to view attachments.

The same emails received by BIS are very well rendered (html) and you can view attachments as well (e.g. you can view pdf eventhough the basic version you have preinstalled does not have this functionality.

I strongly recommend setting up BIS.
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