no luck for now, i just tried the following from another forum:
PhilsRule08 PhilsRule08 is offline
Device Model: 9530 (Storm)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Ok I didn't read the whole thread, but this is what I had to do also since the other directions didn't work for me either. Again this may have been posted, but Im not reading all that.....hope this helps.
I had problems using the above directions. The following directions worked for me:
After making sure Gmail is set with IMAP enabled in your Gmail settings,
On the blackberry, Select the Email Settings Icon and sign in.
Select the ADD button.
do NOT select Gmail. Instead, select OTHER.
in the Email Address.. fill in a bogus email address (like
in the Password field, fill in anything for a password
You'll see a screen that says 'We were unable to configure…" Select I will provide the settings to add this email account, then Next.
Select Personal Email, then Next.
In the 'Email Address:' field, enter your full email address (including '@gmail.com').
In the 'User Name:' Field, enter the portion of your email address before the "@" (i.e. don't include the @gmail.com)
Then enter your password in the 'Password:' field.
In the 'Email server:' field, enter 'imap.gmail.com,' then select Next.
You'll see "processing, please wait…" while it sets things up.
If IMAP access was successfully configured, select OK.
You'll be brought back to the page showing your accounts. Select your Gmail account.
scroll down, Fill in 'your name:' with how you want your name displayed. .
check the box for synchronise deleted items between…
some people claimed success but I'm still going nowhere.....
also it's not marking my emails as read when they are... isnt that the purpose of IMAP???
hmpf is there a wireless option to turn on and off anywhere that I'm not seeing in these settings? maybe a permission problem on the phone side?