I've had a Storm for a month or so now, and I'm loving the instant access to information. I'm also finding it a bit of a pain to have e-mail constantly updating on the device. Is there anyway to either reduce the polling time (say, check for mail every 15 minutes) or use a different client which supports this? I've also seen a few folks say that it's a push technology from RIM's server, which is understandable (the set-up I did personally seems like years ago with my busy schedule). One of my problems is that I use many different mail clients (Alpine, Squirrelmail, and the like) and for some reason, I get a lot of issues with lock files being ignored on the Blackberry/RIM end of things. Now I'm a Senior UNIX Admin, so I can figure out certain things on my own, but it seems pretty clear that while all of my other programs are smart enough to watch for lock files, it seems that the IMAP server (Dovecot) I'm using isn't so bright about those things. My preference would be to have a manual-poll feature, or a manual-push request.
Just looking for different options, and would appreciate any ideas.
Again, I manage my own mail server (Linux), so if there are any direct-to-device tricks I can use, I'd be more than happy to try that. I've always found it weird (as a security person) to use an intermediary server to collect mail for me from a server that maintain myself. Ahh, the price we pay for digital freedom, eh?