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Old 04-14-2008, 04:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

I'm am totally new to BB and am due to be getting an 8310 Curve on the Vodafone UK tarrif in May / June.

I am now looking into my options of recieving and sending email and have a few questions if that's ok.

I work for a small company so do not have an Exchange / Enterprise or BES server. I currently use 'pull' email on my Nokia phone, my office email system the budget "WorkGroup Mail" sends a copy of my work emails to a spare pop3 account (googlemail etc.) and my Nokia phone dials in.

My ISP, Demon UK do not support a Blackberry / mobile phone dialing straight into my pop3 box because it resets all the other accounts in the office - I won't bore you with the details but just accept that this option will not work

As I understand it I could use my spare pop3 account and the Blackberry would check this every 15 minutes. This would suffice if there was no other option.

Looking on blackberryFAQ I saw that I could get a BIS email address free and then recieve almost instant email - this sounds perfect. I assume that my office WorkgroupMail server could send a copy of my emails to my BIS email address (instead of my spare POP3 account) and I would recieve them instantly.

I could then hopefully configure the BIS email to show my actual work email address as the "repy" address so that any sent emails appear to have come from my office email address?

Am I making sense? If anyone could point me in the right direction in this matter I would be most thankfull!

Thanks in advance

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You can have up to 10 e-mail addresses stored in your BIS account (check with Vodafone UK to confirm), but it is NOT free as you have to be subscribed to a blackberry data plan that vodafone UK offers. Try giving them a call or visiting their retail store/website for questions on offerings and pricing etc...

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You can have up to 10 e-mail addresses stored in your BIS account (check with Vodafone UK to confirm), but it is NOT free as you have to be subscribed to a blackberry data plan that vodafone UK offers. Try giving them a call or visiting their retail store/website for questions on offerings and pricing etc...

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Thanks for the reply.

I will be subscribed to Vodafone's data plan so that is ok.

If I am understanding this correctly the BIS account is from Blackberry and not Vodafone: and I can treat it as an email address where my office mail server forwards my emails to. Then the BIS account sents it almost instantly to my Blackberry Curve?

So using the BIS email address will not take 15 minutes and I will not require an Enterprise style or exchange server for it to work?

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I would use a Gmail acct. The BB specific address has very little spam control. Gmail delivers very fast and in most cases virtually instant
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I would use a Gmail acct. The BB specific address has very little spam control. Gmail delivers very fast and in most cases virtually instant
Thanks for your reply.

I'll bear Gmail in mind, thanks. Bear with me as I've never set up a blackberry before....To configure it am I right in saying that somewhere (a Blackberry webpage?) I enter the Gmail account and the BIS will regularly check it and forward emails to my Blackberry?

Can I then configure the "reply to" settings so that the replies sent from my Blackberry look like they have come from my work email address?

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