01-08-2011, 10:43 PM
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| | Re: Setting up gmail Sync for a new user
BlackBerrys only sync new mail, unless you're doing a restore on BES.
So to get those old emails sent like new ones you need to fool the RIM email servers into thinking they're new. I have done this with Apple's MobileMe mail and it works. Unfortunately you can't rely on this little trick to work with every email provider. It's on a case-by-case basis and seems pretty random as far as with whom it will work. You also have to do this one email message at a time.
Here's what I do:
1. Make sure the email is marked as opened or read.
2. Move the email you want to get sent to your BB into the trash.
3. Go into the trash and now mark the email unread.
4. Move the email into your inbox, keeping it's status as unread.
It works almost instantly most of the time, but now and then it can take about 10 minutes to be picked up by RIM and sent to your handheld.
Last edited by rambo47 : 01-08-2011 at 10:44 PM.