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Old 07-28-2006, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Yahoo! Mail Plus with BIS 2.0 handling multiple accounts perfectly.

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I have now been using Yahoo Mail! Plus handling two separate external email account perfectly. I have mail for each account pushed to separate mail boxes on the BB thus having correct from address set when replying. All my outgoing mail is stored in the Yahoo! Mail outbox.

All it took was to add the free extra email address to Yahoo! Mail Plus, and set up BIS to get mail from both addresses as if it were separate accounts. I also had to add four filters to each of the two BIS accounts for this to work. Without the filters I would get all mail twice on my BB.

The only limitation is that BCC'ed mail comes in to the same account on the BB regardless of which address it was sent to, but that is not a problem for me.

Of course you need to have your external mail forwaded to your two (or more) Yahoo! Mail addresses (unless you are using Yahoo! Mail as your primary e-mail address).

I am so pleased with this set-up! After getting my BB I realized that it wasn't any good way to handle two accounts with pushed e-mail seamlessly without using hacks like BB-Reply. Even BES is not good for multiple accounts.

I have to say I really like BIS 2.0. With the ability to set a bit more complex filters it would be perfect. The integration of Yahoo! Mail into BIS 2.0 is a big step forward for people using BB's outside a corporate network I think.

Forgive my rant, but it just feels good to have things work like you want them to. Especially since I for a long time thought it wasn't possible. So Yahoo! and RIM when will you integrate address book sync in BIS?

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So have you configured unique (non-Yahoo) addresses as the "From" addreses for each account? Is there anything in the outgoing mail header that gives away you're using Yahoo 'intermediate' accounts?
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So have you configured unique (non-Yahoo) addresses as the "From" addreses for each account? Is there anything in the outgoing mail header that gives away you're using Yahoo 'intermediate' accounts?
Yes, I have configured unique non Yahoo! addresses as From in BIS for the two accounts. They do of course correpsond with the two incoming (non Yahoo! addresses) I am using. Note that you will have to go in and change the from address for the accounts in BIS after you have set them up. You can not do this during set-up of the accounts.

Unless you open full headers and look at the routing details the mail seemingly comes from your external account.

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This is a clever idea. Well done.
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This is a clever idea. Well done.
The tricky part was to find the least amount of filters needed to prevent mail from being delivered twice (since you are actually getting mail from the same Yahoo' account pushed to two BIS accounts.


I thought two filters per account would do, but ended up with four (you need separate filters for To and Cc since BIS won't allow filtering on general recipient)..


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The tricky part was to find the least amount of filters needed to prevent mail from being delivered twice (since you are actually getting mail from the same Yahoo' account pushed to two BIS accounts.


I thought two filters per account would do, but ended up with four (you need separate filters for To and Cc since BIS won't allow filtering on general recipient)..


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Perhaps it might benefit other BB users if you wrote a howto guide to doing this with Yahoo! accounts and the mods make it into a sticky.
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I will do that tonight. I am currently on the road. Too much to type out from my BB while driving.

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Perhaps it might benefit other BB users if you wrote a howto guide to doing this with Yahoo! accounts and the mods make it into a sticky.
I have now posted a HOWTO for this.

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Old 07-30-2006, 06:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds good. As soon as my carrier implements BIS v2.0 (Vodafone UK, hello?), I'll try it out. Thanks.
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Great!

The howto is very useful indeed.
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