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Old 01-19-2008, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought the 8130 from VZW and trying to determine the best way to use email. This is for personal use and won't be connecting to a BES.

Is it better to use my personal Google email account or create a Blackberry email account that's pointed to the Google account?
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could do both. gmail is near instant in most cases, the blackberry email is instant. However you cannot check your blackberry email account from a remote computer, whereas you can with gmail
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Thank you for the quick response! I wasn't sure about the responsiveness of the gmail to the bb, but if it's fairly quick I'll go ahead and use it directly.

Thanks again!
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the longest any email thats integrated through BIS should take is 15 minutes anyway. Glad to help
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with Sith. Do both, but don't use your blackberry.net address where it would potentially be acquired by spammers.
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I would set up your personal account in BIS and let RIM push the email there. Works for me. the delay has never caused a problem and it seems to be getting to be less and less of a delay lately.
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Some more to consider: I've been using yahoo email for the most part, set up in BIS. The spam filter is very good, but too aggressive (it even catches some of the legit email from yahoo groups. . . go figure). That's ok for email that I can aford to let sit in the spam folder until I get around to checking. So I use my tmo.blackberry.net email for things where (a) I want to be sure I get the email without delay, (b) I don't want to worry it will get caught in a spam filter and I won't see it for a while, and (c) I don't have to worry about a spammer getting the address. That's my way, FWIW.
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I use gmail. Instant delivery. Yahoo works good too.
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