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Old 10-29-2005, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I've had my BB for a few weeks now and love it, but I'm really unhappy with the lack of email customization options. I have my POP account setup in the BES. When I turn my BB off at night, and turn it on it the morning, it starts getting emails that I've already read that morning in Outlook. Is there any way (probably some sort of 3rd party software that I'd install on my PC that's always on) to not let the BES get email from certain hours of the night? I don't want to leave Outlook open during the night. Also, is there any way of finding out how large an email on my Blackberry is?

I really liked the email options better on my Treo, and the lack of options is really getting to me.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I've had my BB for a few weeks now and love it, but I'm really unhappy with the lack of email customization options. I have my POP account setup in the BES. When I turn my BB off at night, and turn it on it the morning, it starts getting emails that I've already read that morning in Outlook. Is there any way (probably some sort of 3rd party software that I'd install on my PC that's always on) to not let the BES get email from certain hours of the night? I don't want to leave Outlook open during the night. Also, is there any way of finding out how large an email on my Blackberry is?

I really liked the email options better on my Treo, and the lack of options is really getting to me.
Not kidding around here... you probably should have stayed with your Treo.
Apparently you misunderstood the whole concept of push e-mail on the Blackberry.
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It sounds like your problem is more an unfamiliarity with the Blackberry than a "lack of options". The Blackberry is not a POP3 device without POP3 software. A POP3 client is a possible solution but it really defeats the whole point of owning a Blackberry in the first place (i.e. push email).

Mail that arrives into your BES/Exchange inbox will be pushed to your Blackberry regardless of whether your device is on or off. The BES simply queues mail until it can be delivered to your Blackberry. I'm not aware of any time/date-based redirection filters. A second possible solution for you is to check the "disable email redirection while your handheld is connected" option (in Redirector settings in the Desktop Manager) and connect your Blackberry at night.
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Sounds like you need to go back to the treo if you are so unhappy. I dont pop anything I forward everything. I get only duplicates of stuff i want to get duplicates of by using filters
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If you're able to run the desktop redirector and hook into Exchange from where you're at, there is an option to disable forwarding while your BB is connected to the computer. That's how I avoid duplicate e-mails while in the office. I think there's an equivalent feature for BES users, but I'm not certain.

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Old 11-01-2005, 07:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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kable...

I don't think you are on BES as mentioned in your post. What is happening is the BWC/BIS (aka webclient) is checking your mail, queueing it up to go to your handheld, and then in the meantime your outlook is checking the mail where you see it.

What you need to do is pretty much stop using BWC/BIS and then install the BB Desktop software and configure things for your handheld to use the Desktop Redirector. You would indeed have to leave your machine on, but you would be able to start sync'ing properly.

With the various ways that exist to get email to the blackberry, a lot of people get confused as to what's going on. What you have setup now is the most basic form of email push. It's time for you to graduate to the desktop redirector.

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corey@12mile, that cleared things up - thanks.


Can I use the Desktop Redirector without Exchange - I don't use Exchange.
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The desktop redirector hooks into your outlook profile, which is independant of you actual mail setp. It will work if you only have pop3 accounts setup, or an exchange account or any combination. Whatever you see in outlook on your pc, you will see on your berry... For the most part... Read the fine print about filters and data translation etc.

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