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Old 10-25-2005, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

My boss recently picked up a 7250. What I'm looking at now is setting him up to get his mail. When I searched, the only thing I could find was stuff about forwarding to a blackberry account, or blackberry enterprise server. Both these seem like more than necessary for such a simple thing. Does this phone allow you to simply connect to a POP3 server to handle mail? If so, where should I be looking? The user guide didn't indicate this to him.

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did a search for pop3...Hope this helps

FAQ: What Are The Methods of Receiving Email On BlackBerry?
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Thanks for the reply. So it'd appear the choices are forward or a 3rd party application. I could do the BES thing with our exchange server, however for one user this seems a little overkill. I guess I'll look at the 3rd party apps.
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The Blackberry Web Client can pull your boss's POP3 mail and deliver it to the handheld. You don't have to forward to the BB mail address or buy a BES. I use this method to get my Yahoo! mail on my BB 7250.
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Forwarding is the fastest but you can pull it from a pop 3 account just go to your providers site and find the web client. With nextel you can set it up from the unit
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Here is what I had my company do when I had a T-Mobile Sidekick II:

1 E-mailed my Exchange administrator (in this case, you)
2 Asked her to set up a server-side forward rule that would forward messages to my Sidekick's e-mail address (In this case, you would forward to the BB's e-mail adddress)
3 I set that particular account to have the reply-to and sent from address be my corporate e-mail account

This allows almost immediate delivery of e-mail to the device, however, replies from the device do not show up in the "Sent Items" folder in Exchange, the user must CC their e-mail account if they wish to have a copy. In order to not get duplicates, you could then set up a server-side rule that would not forward messages sent from his own Exchange account or his BB address.
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Forwarding is the simplest (and generally the most effective) solution in cases where it is possible to do so. The Blackberry is really designed to function this way. The BWC/BIS automatically pushes email it receives to the device and does a reasonable enough job of impersonating another email address to fool most recipients who don't bother looking at email headers.

Is there really a need for him to have a separate email app that requires polling the POP account instead? I'm sure there are cases where this would be beneficial but push email is the major selling point of the Blackberry.

I wish I had a good analogy off the top of my head but I don't. It's sort of like trying to use a butter knife instead of a flat screw driver when you have the driver already in hand. No, wait, make that a fork... Ah, nevermind. Hopefully you get the idea.

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Old 10-27-2005, 03:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try the BlackBerry Web Client if you cannot get forwarding to work. Click on your wireless carrier at the bottom of this page.

http://www.blackberry.com/support/client/index.shtml
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