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Old 07-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of buying a BB for personal use. I currently use gmail and yahoo as my email and i have read through the posts about how to set that up. But my question is how fast does email come to the BB, like is it "pushed" or is it still slightly delayed. I ask because im debating between a BB and maybe the motorla q and i think there is a slight delay with getting mail to the q even though you can do a similar fwding setup. any help would be appreciated.
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Email that is forwarded to your device address can be within seconds. If you email is not forward then Blackberry will "poll" your account every 15 minutes. This means you will get you email in a minute or as long as 15 minutes depending on when it is polled next.

From what I understand, after you get and reply to a email, Blackberry will "poll" at a faster rate until activity stops and then it will return to 15 minutes.

There are some third party forwarding services list VersaForward, that I use, that poll my AOL mail account every 60 seconds and forwards it to your Blackberry address. I have been using it for a while and it works perfectly allowing you to hold near real time conversations.
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I can tell you that I've often observed e-mail hitting my Blackberry while sitting at my desk before it comes into Outlook. I know that I've got account forwarding to my Berry with my BIS plan through Cingular. I have an 8700c, btw.
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I have a 8700c with Cingular. Gmail works really well...if your yahoo account is the free version and not plus(paid version) you won't be able to get it pushed. You'll need to check that via the BB browser. Other providers(ie sprint) allow free yahoo mail accounts to be set up.
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You can achieve instant e-mail with google. I forward 4 different e mail addys to Gmail and have a filter set up to send it to the BB. I get e-mails in 5-10 seconds usually.

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Forget polling , if you are on BIS this is the way to go.
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Sometimes I send emails from my PC to my BlackBerry with telephone numbers of URLs. Most of the time they arrive to my BlackBerry in about a second, sometimes they take a few seconds but I can click on Reconcile if I want to go faster.

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hey guys thanks for the info. I plan on getting mine through t mobile because they have very good service in nyc from what i know and I plan to get a BIS account. Does anyone know if tmobile allows for the free yahoo email to be pushed? If not no biggie i really only use that account as a junk mail account. Now i have mutiple gmail accounts right now, would i set up each one of those to fwd to the BB using that method or should i just fwd all the others to one account and if so can i still have it so that the original email address is the one that is seen when i send...sorry if that doesnt make sense. I read Stinson's website and i think i get how thats set up, obviously its much harder because i dont actually have the thing in front of me. One last question if anyone is familiar with tmobile, can i just sign up for email and internet and not get a voice plan? i already have a cell with verizon and i love the service and i dont care about carrying two.

Sorry one last question what are the advantages of having the 8700g over the 7290? I really just want basic email and internet along with the organizing functions so the 7290 seems cheap. Does the 7290 not allow for downloading an office type program or aim to it?
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hey guys thanks for the info. I plan on getting mine through t mobile because they have very good service in nyc from what i know and I plan to get a BIS account. Does anyone know if tmobile allows for the free yahoo email to be pushed? If not no biggie i really only use that account as a junk mail account. Now i have mutiple gmail accounts right now, would i set up each one of those to fwd to the BB using that method or should i just fwd all the others to one account and if so can i still have it so that the original email address is the one that is seen when i send...sorry if that doesnt make sense. I read Stinson's website and i think i get how thats set up, obviously its much harder because i dont actually have the thing in front of me. One last question if anyone is familiar with tmobile, can i just sign up for email and internet and not get a voice plan? i already have a cell with verizon and i love the service and i dont care about carrying two.

Sorry one last question what are the advantages of having the 8700g over the 7290? I really just want basic email and internet along with the organizing functions so the 7290 seems cheap. Does the 7290 not allow for downloading an office type program or aim to it?

I have an 8700 with T Mobile in NYC, and to answer some of your questions:

1. You can set up the free yahoo account to be pushed through BIS on tmobile. All you have to do is set up the account over the web on the mytmobile website, or you can do it over the air on your device. It will get pushed instantly. I am currently running this on my device

2. You can have all those gmail address forwarded however you like. If you are forwarding them all to your [email address] address, you can only really choose for the recipient to see one "reply to" address. You won't be able to have all four as a "reply to" unless you set them all up individually on the device through pop (in which case you will only be polling at every 15 minutes. I think I am right about this, but if anyone reading knows a better way, please chime in.

3. You can have just a data and email plan on tmobile. That is what I had when I started, and then I moved my phone plan onto the device after I got tired of carrying around two devices. It took about two weeks for me to make that decision.

Hope that helps.
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Or you can set PocketDay to pull by setting "Auto Email Sync" to 1 minute or more.
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I was thinking of buying a BB for personal use. I currently use gmail and yahoo as my email and i have read through the posts about how to set that up. But my question is how fast does email come to the BB, like is it "pushed" or is it still slightly delayed. I ask because im debating between a BB and maybe the motorla q and i think there is a slight delay with getting mail to the q even though you can do a similar fwding setup. any help would be appreciated.
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It's very fast if you use filtering or forwarding. Search for Barjohn reviews it for a link to his page reviewing the Q. Also a link at my tips site.
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have the same problem .... seems to take emails 15 minutes or so to reach my BB. I have a 7130e (Sprint) and use my Cox account (not a business) for emails.

I set Pocketday to sync every 1 minute, but it is still taking about 15 minutes for my BB to get the mail. Any other fixes?

Thanks .... newbi here .... need lots of help!

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I'm deeply envious of all you folks who forward your webmail to your BBs.

My Yahoo! Plus account attracts >200 spams a day, and it won't forward without bypassing the excellent and essential spam filter. Also, you can't select what to forward and you can't save a copy to the server.

The BIS filters are some help, but I still get a lot of stuff that I'm happy to view in Outlook but is a nuisance on a BB.

Time for hosted BES perhaps?
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