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Old 07-18-2005, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Like many of you, who aren’t a part of a major corporation and are using the BB for ‘private’ use, I was tired of recipients receiving the mailbox full message as a result of the forwarding I had in place to forward all mail I received to my blackberry.

Also like many of your I have gmail. The problem is, if you set a filter to trash all incoming forwarded mail to gmail with attachments, and a second filter to forward all incoming mail to your BB, gmail will not apply any sort of logical follow through. It will both trash a copy of the email of the attachment and forward a copy to the BB email account.

After some searching I found the solution.

1) set your primary email to forward to your gmail account (preferably at the server, ie: through cpanel’s forward if you’re relying on someone else to do all the work for your site/email)
2) in gmail, go to settings and filters and create new filter.
3) Type your primary email in the “To:” field and “-has:attachment” in the “Has the words:” field. Do not click “Has attachment” (obvious but I’ll state it just incase.
4) Click next step and enter your blackberry address in the “Forward it to:” field.
5) Create filter

Now, every time email hits your primary account say [email address], you’re mail server will forward a copy to gmail, gmail will then only forward to your blackberry if there is not an attachment, and you’re account will take a lot longer to fill.

Just thought I’d offer the solution I found, as deleting and such is fine, and reconciling and all that, I just didn’t want any emails with attachments even touching the blackberry web account.
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Thank you for posting this work-around it works great!
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not a bad work-around although I usually need to view my attachments so I just make sure I delete and reconcile so it doesn't get full. The one problem I see with your solution would be if someone has a vcard set up to send with their email. It comes across as an attachment and you won't receive that email from them because of it.
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