BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Is BIS email setup confusing?

Please Login to Remove!

I am just curious to see how do you find BB email setup compared to other devices iPhone, etc...

Is BIS email setup easy/confusing?
Is it hard for somebody new to know the difference between "set up an existing email account" and "create BlackBerry address"?
It it hard to figure out how to change email account information? (password, signature, etc.)


Thank you
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
djm2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 9780
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 4,637
Post Thanks: 29
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

The answer to that question certainly depends on the user. Personally, I found it to be a piece of cake.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 07:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.138
PIN: 31a6c9c9
Carrier: Verizon BIS
Posts: 13,963
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I found it very easy
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Moved to General Blackberry Forum
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 07:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,033
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 782 Times in 742 Posts
Default

I thought it was pretty easy, once I got the right instructions. First time i did was on a 7750 several years ago and the instructions weren't very clear. Seems to be much better now.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 07:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
EPIC MOD
 
ezrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
PIN: INK STICK
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Easy as can be in my opinion!

Especially with the help of bbf members not that you'll need it but just in case!
__________________
ZED 10
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Omegamania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Michigan
Model: 8703
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 46
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It's a piece of cake. I picked up my new BB on Monday, activated it by phone on Tues, started BIS on Tues, 5 min later it was active and I set up my BB email address and 2 others and I've never had or held a BB before. If I can do it, anyone can.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 08:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 87
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omegamania View Post
It's a piece of cake. I picked up my new BB on Monday, activated it by phone on Tues, started BIS on Tues, 5 min later it was active and I set up my BB email address and 2 others and I've never had or held a BB before. If I can do it, anyone can.
Same here.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 09:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
tobyw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: UK
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile UK
Posts: 278
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Assuming your config is not particularly out of the ordinary you only need e-mail address and password and BIS sorts out the rest. In my opinion it is very easy, particularly for non-technical users when compared to some other smartphones.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 09:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
jet66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I don't know about it compared to other phones, but it was not difficult. The 'biggest' thing I noticed is that your user name is its own entity apart from your @provider.blackberry.net email address. That wasn't 100% clear on my first attempt at editing my email account settings.
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 11:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Thank you for all your comments!

I am impressed with this forum! So many replies for such a short time.

Thank you everyone!
Offline  
Old 11-08-2007, 12:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Model: 8700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Is it obivous how to change email settings?

When you decided to change your email settings the first time, did you know that you had to look for a separate Email setup icon?
Did you look in the Mailbox -> Options -> Email Settings?

Thanks
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.