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Old 04-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a storm that I'd like to use to check email when I'm away from the office. Everything I'm reading says I have to set up a blackberry email account, then have that account poll my mail server. Which means as far as I can tell, that I have to run all my email through RIM's servers (or whoever).

Is there any way I can have my storm pull email directly from my email server, without being forced to use RIM as a middle man? Call me retentive - but I don't like that at all.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope. You have to subscribe to a BB data plan. That's the only way to get your email.

Other than cost what is your issue with RIM as a "middle man?" There is no more secure method of retrieving email than the BlackBerry.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope. You have to subscribe to a BB data plan. That's the only way to get your email.

Other than cost what is your issue with RIM as a "middle man?" There is no more secure method of retrieving email than the BlackBerry.
That is not correct. It is possible to bypass the RIM infrastructure by wiping the browser, then re-installing. A guy called Amworm from Vietnam has posted on here how to do it. I have it working fine on my Bold.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That is not correct. It is possible to bypass the RIM infrastructure by wiping the browser, then re-installing. A guy called Amworm from Vietnam has posted on here how to do it. I have it working fine on my Bold.
That is not the correct way to use a BlackBerry.
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That is not correct. It is possible to bypass the RIM infrastructure by wiping the browser, then re-installing. A guy called Amworm from Vietnam has posted on here how to do it. I have it working fine on my Bold.
How does that get email pushed to the BB without RIM involved though? The OP was not asking about browsing.

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Everything I'm reading says I have to set up a blackberry email account, then have that account poll my mail server.
You actually need to set up a BIS account. BIS interfaces your email accounts with your BB, polls for email and pushes it to the BB. You can use a Blackberry email account to get mail delivered to your BB but we don't recommend that approach. It all still goes through RIM's servers but that's a requirement for push email on the BB.

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It is works, Kind of defeats the purpose of getting a BlackBerry to bypass the whole infrastructure.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nope. You have to subscribe to a BB data plan. That's the only way to get your email.

Other than cost what is your issue with RIM as a "middle man?" There is no more secure method of retrieving email than the BlackBerry.
That is not correct. It is possible to bypass the RIM infrastructure by wiping the browser, then re-installing. A guy called Amworm from Vietnam has posted on here how to do it. I have it working fine on my Bold.
Not correct, eh? I love it. Someone needs to read the thread before posting how smart they are.
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Try Shangmail Its Great
Shangmail.com
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you can check to see if your mail server has activesync. if so you can use NotifySync or Astrasync via TCP, or WIFI to get your mail, sync your contacts and calendar ota.
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Shangmail is a security risk.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was able to check gmail.com for new mail by using the browser only and logging into gmail...I didn't set up email on my phone (8130). I couldn't sync my contacts or calendar that way but I didn't really want/need to sync anything.

I have since set up email and have it pushed to the phone, but it does work just fine by logging into gmail from the browser; you do of course need a data plan to accomplish this.
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Hi all, nice thread,
I'm in Tunisia and we only have BIS since a month and it cost a real fortune (600 usd for a pearl or 800 usd for a 8800 and 60 usd per month for the internet access......).
I have tried Shangmail, it can push mails but it uses so much data than Mobile gmail.
So personally, whith my curve and some TCP parameters, i enable the browser, install gmail mobile(check for new mails enabled so i can get a sound alert or vibration when a new mail comes). BB messenger and PIN messages can't be used. The offline GPS navigation works great. I pay 1 usd for each 1 MByte.
All those problems and I survive whith my BB.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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why@ because they are chanise and not american?!
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