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Old 06-03-2008, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a web-based email like hotmail, yahoo or gmail that you can setup on blackberry and send you instant notifications or alerts when you receive new mail? Something that works like SMS or MMS?
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yahoo and Gmail are the only "instant" BIS emails out there. They both work pretty good. In my opinon Yahoo works just a little better as far as reconsiling. When you delete an email on your BB it deletes on the server and vis versa.
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Yahoo and GMail both offer instant push messaging with BlackBerry.
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Is there a web-based email like hotmail, yahoo or gmail that you can setup on blackberry and send you instant notifications or alerts when you receive new mail? Something that works like SMS or MMS?
are you asking is there a way to bypass the blackberry data plan and have all of your emails delivered via SMS/MMS ? why would you want a blackberry then?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yahoo and Gmail are the only "instant" BIS emails out there. They both work pretty good. In my opinon Yahoo works just a little better as far as reconsiling. When you delete an email on your BB it deletes on the server and vis versa.
Hi zerog46, is it going to work even if I'm on a BES?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes they should as long as there is not I.T. policy preventing you from accessing a third party email...
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yahoo and GMail both offer instant push messaging with BlackBerry.
Thanks penguin3107, I'll give it a try.

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are you asking is there a way to bypass the blackberry data plan and have all of your emails delivered via SMS/MMS ? why would you want a blackberry then?
Hi JGBerry, sorry that's not what I meant. I already have my company email setup on my BB and aside from that I'd like to setup 1 web-based email on my device that will give me instant notifications when there's new email. How do I setup it up? Do I just download the Gmail or Yahoo app online?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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iIf you forwarded messaged from hotmailto one of the other accounts would it be just as fast or would the hotmail account still slow it down?
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Find your carriers BIS Website...Where can I log into my BIS account? - BlackBerryFAQ

Set up an account if you have not already, login and add the email account.
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iIf you forwarded messaged from hotmailto one of the other accounts would it be just as fast or would the hotmail account still slow it down?
You can only foward a Hotmail account to another Microsoft email account, I.E. MSN or Live.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Find your carriers BIS Website...Where can I log into my BIS account? - BlackBerryFAQ

Set up an account if you have not already, login and add the email account.
Zerog46, my carrier NTT Docomo doesn't have a BIS. Would this push mail work if I just download the gmail and yahoo apps to my BB?
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There is an app. you can download for Google. You can use the web access for Yahoo, or you could use Yahoo Go.
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Zerog46, my carrier NTT Docomo doesn't have a BIS.
Really? How can they provide BB data without BIS?
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I was wondering the same, I can't find a BIS Website for them, maybe that's what he meant.
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Y-Go! for Yahoo offers email through their app. I personally didn't like it - slow and prone to freeze. But it might do what you want if setting up your account to come to your BB like regular mail isn't a option. You might have to leave Y-Go! idling in the background to get the notifications, and even then you might not see them until you re-open Y-Go!

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Old 06-04-2008, 04:44 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Really? How can they provide BB data without BIS?
Hi Takeshi, although we are connected to the Blackberry network, we get our Internet from the BES.
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I download the gmail app here, gmail.com/app and installed it. I get a notification when a new mail is received but I have to leave the "Preload messages and check mail in the background for faster access" option selected. Unfortunately, I don't have an unlimited data plan so I just decided to forward all gmail emails to my work email. That would be my notification.

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Old 06-04-2008, 11:28 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi Takeshi, although we are connected to the Blackberry network, we get our Internet from the BES.
That shouldn't affect availability of BIS. Actually... what's this?
https://bis.ap.blackberry.com/html/?brand=docomo
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That shouldn't affect availability of BIS. Actually... what's this?
https://bis.ap.blackberry.com/html/?brand=docomo
Hi Takeshi, I've just confirmed with Docomo that they don't have BIS yet. The site you provided is a test site because they are planning to provide that service soon. I tried creating an account but it failed. Currently in Japan, BB's are only available to corporations as there is no BIS service available.
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