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Old 10-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to create a KB macro on a blackberry so that I could assign my own keys to file email? e.g. - If a message is selected, I'd like to hit the 'q' key to automatically move the message to my archived messages folder, the 'a' key to move it to my "respond to this" folder, etc...

I know that 'i' will allow one to select a folder to file email messages, but one still has to type the folder name and then go through another menu (collapse vs. file) to actually file the message and repeated over hundreds of messages this takes too much time. I setup keyboard macros in Outlook on my desktop to do as I describe, and have become addicted to hitting a single key to file messages!

What's my best option for doing this on a BB? And if the regular OS can't do this, are there any 3rd party apps that can help?

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Old 10-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There does not appear to be a method to do what you ask. Maybe someone can answer if a third party App is available. I could not find one. Rim also does not have a method.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're on BES, your Outlook rules should handle everything. BES allows sub-folders. BIS does not allow sub-folders.
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Outlook rules work great, but there are many messages I need to manually file in various folders, and I'm hoping to find a way to do it with a single keystroke...

(Would be great if the computer could read my email and tell me which ones I need to respond to and which can be safely archived, but I think that would be harder! )
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I use Outlook rules also but they are not controlled via any key input. would be a nice addition.
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I know that 'i' will allow one to select a folder to file email messages, but one still has to type the folder name and then go through another menu (collapse vs. file) to actually file the message and repeated over hundreds of messages this takes too much time.
I don't know of any macros but you don't need to type the full folder name -- just enough to distinguish it from other folders that start with the same characters.

Also, if you're filing multiple adjacent messages into the same folder you can hold the shift key and scroll to select multiple messages to file at once.


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If you're on BES, your Outlook rules should handle everything.
Not necessarily. I do all my filing on the BB itself. It's not inconceivable that someone would want to move email from one folder to another even with effective rules in place.

Yes, I do use rules to automatically place messages in subfolders but the rules don't handle everything.

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