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Old 04-15-2006, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I have my business e-mail set up with Exchange and BES, and everything works great.

I'd like to get my personal e-mail on my BlackBerry as well, but I can't find a great way to do it. Right now, I just have an IMAP account for my personal e-mail. The option I've explored to get this to my BlackBerry is to use BIS -- if I understand this right, this means I've forward my e-mail would be forwarded to [email address], and then they'd show up on the BlackBerry. I don't think this is a great solution due to Cingular's 25 MB storage limit (I'd hit that quickly), a lack of a way that I can figure out to get e-mail out of the BIS system, and a web interface that only works right on certain browsers. I also noticed that you could have it check an existing e-mail account, but that defeats much of the purpose for what I use my BlackBerry for -- I don't want to just read messages that come in, I want to file them and get them out of my inbox for when I sit down at my computer.

Is there some way I can use my own POP or IMAP server and still get "push" functionality, and the ability (in IMAP's case) to move folders around? Am I better off just merging my personal e-mail into my business e-mail account on Exchange/BES? Or is there some better option I'm missing?

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If u use BlackBerry Internet Service (which I do) your personal emails would come to your phone. My emails are forwarded to [email address] but they have the correct address on them that they were sent to (AOL, Yahoo, or G-Mail). I think Cingular still has their BlackBerry Web Client website (I'm not sure). Also, you could go into your personal email accounts, set up POP and forwarding access and have a copy of each email sent to your BlackBerry and a copy left in the inbox. I do this with my G-Mail account because I cannot configure my G-Mail account from my My T-Mobile page (it will ask for an Outlook account which I don't have). Same thing with regular Hotmail accounts. Upgrading to Plus would cost me a small fortune so I check my Hotmail on my pc. Hope this helps.

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Another option is to check your personal email via the browser. I use yahoo, and have set up filters to send notices to my 7130 when certain people send me emails. From that point, I use the browser to log in to yahoo and check my mail. No, it is not pushed, and takes a few minutes, but I am not paying yahoo anything for the notification, and people are amazed at how quickly I respond to them. And since you are logging in via the web (just from your handheld instead of a computer), when you later get to a computer to check, anything you have opened will show as being opened, anything you deleted is gone, etc. Just my two cents worth, it's working for me.
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Hi all,

I have my business e-mail set up with Exchange and BES, and everything works great.

I'd like to get my personal e-mail on my BlackBerry as well, but I can't find a great way to do it. Right now, I just have an IMAP account for my personal e-mail. The option I've explored to get this to my BlackBerry is to use BIS -- if I understand this right, this means I've forward my e-mail would be forwarded to [email address], and then they'd show up on the BlackBerry. I don't think this is a great solution due to Cingular's 25 MB storage limit (I'd hit that quickly), a lack of a way that I can figure out to get e-mail out of the BIS system, and a web interface that only works right on certain browsers. I also noticed that you could have it check an existing e-mail account, but that defeats much of the purpose for what I use my BlackBerry for -- I don't want to just read messages that come in, I want to file them and get them out of my inbox for when I sit down at my computer.

Is there some way I can use my own POP or IMAP server and still get "push" functionality, and the ability (in IMAP's case) to move folders around? Am I better off just merging my personal e-mail into my business e-mail account on Exchange/BES? Or is there some better option I'm missing?

Thanks!
The thing to do is get a Gmail account and forward everything thru that to your Exchange mail that is going to your Blackberry. It has great filters for spam.

I have three email accounts forwarding to my Gmail account and then Gmail forwards them to my Exchange account & BB. It works very well.

If you need a Gmail account just pm me for an invite.
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Note that with BIS 2.0 subfolder functionality is lost. So the end results is you have reconciliation of sent items, deletes and read marks. Yahoo will do this, and gmail won't yet. Why gmail isn't catching up I don't know. You would then have to file Yahoo mail separately. See this thread

BIS 2.0 Upgrade - Issues and Answers?

and see the gmail/yahoo page at my tips site.

For compelete reconciliation you need to use your BES.
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Note that with BIS 2.0 subfolder functionality is lost. So the end results is you have reconciliation of sent items, deletes and read marks. Yahoo will do this, and gmail won't yet. Why gmail isn't catching up I don't know. You would then have to file Yahoo mail separately. See this thread

BIS 2.0 Upgrade - Issues and Answers?

and see the gmail/yahoo page at my tips site.

For compelete reconciliation you need to use your BES.
Just a minor clarification. BIS 2.0 will not reconcile Sent or Deleted folders on an external IMAP server. For each external email account configured on the new BIS (IMAP) sent messages and deleted message on the BB will be copied to the Sent/Deleted folders. BB reconcilation will not manage these subfolders. They will continue to grow unless you manage them from a mail client.
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So for those of us not email server type savy, are you suggesting this is true for personal type server accounts. I was under the impression that reconciliation was the result on Yahoo and certain other web based email providers.

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Just a minor clarification. BIS 2.0 will not reconcile Sent or Deleted folders on an external IMAP server. For each external email account configured on the new BIS (IMAP) sent messages and deleted message on the BB will be copied to the Sent/Deleted folders. BB reconcilation will not manage these subfolders. They will continue to grow unless you manage them from a mail client.
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