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Old 05-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a Motorola Q for two years living in the frustrating world of Windows Mobile and wanted a stable change to Blackberry. I recently purchased a Verizon Curve (which I love) with full data and want to set up my email. I am self employed and use Outlook on my computer, using my own business POP account and personal earthlink email account. Previously I used VZ wireless sync and while it was unacceptably inconsistent, in theory it was beautiful because it would syncronize everything through my PC as long as my PC was always on. I have been exploring my options regarding email, calendar, contacts, etc and I believe I understand the following:

BB redirector only works within an Enterprise system and is not an option for me.

BIS through Verizon and BB can work with all of incoming email accounts if I leave a copy on the server and the timing of the push to my BB depends upon the email hosting server. Sounds like Yahoo and Google do it very quickly but frequently its every 15 minutes.

The only way to get around the timing is to have my POP host or earthlink forward email directly to my BIS email to speed this up.

There is no way to sync wirelessly real time sent items from my BB, contacts, or appointments without signing up for some BES service.

Summary, the only way to get the utility of the windows wireless sync with the speed of the BB service is to sign up for a BES service?

Am I missing something?

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Old 05-09-2008, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, that is a reasonably accurate description. You can sync via the cable, but that is not instantaneous and it is wired. You can also use BT to sync, but that (to me) is more cosmetic in that it fees your desk of the cables.

Hosed BES is certainly an option, as is the single license Blackberry Professional -- which is a version of BES. I have now installed the single license BES, and love it -- but frankly it doesn't add all that much over BIS and syncing via the cable.
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I would not use Redirector.

I have 2 consulting businesses and consult with 5 more who also give me email accounts. I use BIS and find that it works great. I sync my calendar and contact list daily with my laptop and have 9 email accounts set up on BIS, 7 work related and 2 personal.

To get wireless sync is to go to a hosted BES account with mailstreet or exchangemymail or others. I have never found the need to pay the extra $$ for it however. I do not need to have instant email access at all!
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I dont think you need a BES account. I have my own consulting business and I get all my work related email through Gmail using their Apps. It has a great SPAM filter. I use Google calendar sync on my blackberry and outlook. I sync my contacts with Plaxo on outlook and I have set up sync points. I find it very efficient and reliable. One more thing IMAP on google does not sync well with Blackberry and it pushes only every 10minutes. I have set up gmail staright and I have set up filters on my Gmail so when I forward the message that I have on my bb to myself it aoutomatically labels it and it appears on the same folder in outlook. Hope this helps
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I dont think you need a BES account. I have my own consulting business and I get all my work related email through Gmail using their Apps. It has a great SPAM filter. I use Google calendar sync on my blackberry and outlook. I sync my contacts with Plaxo on outlook and I have set up sync points. I find it very efficient and reliable. One more thing IMAP on google does not sync well with Blackberry and it pushes only every 10minutes. I have set up gmail staright and I have set up filters on my Gmail so when I forward the message that I have on my bb to myself it aoutomatically labels it and it appears on the same folder in outlook. Hope this helps
I am not a fan of Yahoo or gmail from a business point of view. Seeing a return address from one of those is not very professional and says you are a one of kind of business. Guess it depends on what you do. Plus a return address like that sets up your mail to hit the SPAM file directly.
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