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Old 01-24-2007, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry to trouble you, but ... I did search. There's so much out there, I don't know what information is still current and what's been superseded.

What's the best free or low cost e-mail system to integrate with BB (7290 through Cingular with OS 4.1)? Gmail?

I'm not interested in synching with or transferring any existing e-mail account. This is a brand new venture.

Many thanks for any help and advice.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Gmail seems to be the popular one around here. You can always refer to the dates on the threads if you're not sure what data has been superseded or has become outdated.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great!

Many thanks for the quick response. That's what I'll do.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to trouble you, but ... I did search. There's so much out there, I don't know what information is still current and what's been superseded.

What's the best free or low cost e-mail system to integrate with BB (7290 through Cingular with OS 4.1)? Gmail?

I'm not interested in synching with or transferring any existing e-mail account. This is a brand new venture.

Many thanks for any help and advice.
I have both gmail and yahoo accounts pushed to my phone, and in my experience, gmail is far more reliable than yahoo. But Cingular gives you up to ten accounts to have pushed. Why not try a few, play around with them, test them, then decide which one is best for you?

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Gmail is my preference.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would go with either Yahoo or Gmail since they have push capabilities with the Blackberry. I have both and they work both just as good for me.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i am using "Gmail for mobile", which is a nice app if your on a bes and keeps your email in different boxes
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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GMail and Yahoo are best.

GMail problem: you will get copy of each email you send. Fix: create filter.

Yahoo problem: it may stop working with blackberry if you have very many emails in inbox. Fix: clear (empty or trim) Yahoo inbox regularly.
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Don't forget that you will still need a BB data plan for Internet and email access. You will also need a BIS account.
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I like Gmail and Yahoo.....both are good
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Default Many thanks!

I appreciate all the great help and advice -- so quickly.

I signed up for Gmail and it seems to be working fine.

Thanks again!
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i am using "Gmail for mobile", which is a nice app if your on a bes and keeps your email in different boxes
are you talking about the one from shape services?
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are you talking about the one from shape services?
Don't know what shape services is?
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Old 01-25-2007, 11:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Go with Gmail. I've had Yahoo and found it to be painfully slow.
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Don't know what shape services is?
Google Mobile
http://sokold.googlepages.com/zen.bmp

OK that's the Shape services icon on your screen.

www.shapeservices.com
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I vote for GMAIL. I have several accounts forwarded to GMAIL, and I havent noticed any problems
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Free version available if you go to:

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from your blackberry. I think that is what he is using.
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