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Old 07-20-2007, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Currently i am using tmobile dash.Since i am traveling alot my emails come late many times because of the coverage area(failed intenet connecting,failed sync etc.)I am using gmail and aol email adresses.If i switch to Blackberry 8800 will i still have these problems?All i need is my emails delievered to my device asap.I am really lost with these push emails,forwarding and so on...Do i need to use blackberries email adress to avoid email delays(which is fine with me).Thanks in advance
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Your GMail will come to your device instantaneously, but your AOL will have a 5 - 15 minute delay. However you can do what I do with my .Mac account:

1. Set your AOL mail account to forward to a Yahoo email account.
2. Set your blackberry to get the Yahoo email (this is instantaneous).
3. Set the reply-to email address for the Yahoo account to your AOL address.

This way you get your AOL email delivered instantly (via Yahoo), but when you reply to those emails it appears to be from your AOL account, so no one ever sees your yahoo email address.

Does that make sense?
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Ohh i see.Im guessing the dash is doing just the same.Gmail comes right away,aol every 10-15 minutes.Im trying to find an excuse to switch to the blackberry i guess but obviously not much difference since the email is my main thing
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Well...the BlackBerry does email better than anyone, hands down. And email comes through much more reliably than on WinMo devices. If a PocketPC email poll fails, for whatever reason, you get an error message in your pocket and you'll miss emails. BlackBerrys just really never have that happen.
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Currently i am using tmobile dash.Since i am traveling alot my emails come late many times because of the coverage area(failed intenet connecting,failed sync etc.)I am using gmail and aol email adresses.If i switch to Blackberry 8800 will i still have these problems?All i need is my emails delievered to my device asap.I am really lost with these push emails,forwarding and so on...Do i need to use blackberries email adress to avoid email delays(which is fine with me).Thanks in advance
I went from a Dash to blackberries. I am MUCH happier with it because everything is integrated and just works. I can actually copy and paste text from email to anything else. It is very stable, and you can compose sms, mms, email, or pin with only a couple of clicks. It is a dream compared to the Dash as far as performance goes.

You won't have a problem with your email, and the push email is freaking awesome. I would never go back to my Dash!
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What if i am in an area where there is no internet connection on my blackberry?I wont be able to recieve emails right?Ok,what if i am using blackberries own email adress,and there is no internet connecting in that area?As i said im traveling and internet connecting is not everywhere..Dont kick me coz of my dump question.
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What if i am in an area where there is no internet connection on my blackberry?I wont be able to recieve emails right?
Right.

Think of it this way. If your computer is not connected to the internet, can you "do email"?
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What if i am in an area where there is no internet connection on my blackberry?I wont be able to recieve emails right?Ok,what if i am using blackberries own email adress,and there is no internet connecting in that area?As i said im traveling and internet connecting is not everywhere..Dont kick me coz of my dump question.
Can you watch TV without a signal? Can you listen to your favorite FM radio station if you travel up in the mountains and there is no signal? Same thing. No signal .. no email, no phone call, no nothing.
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You guys are great.Things starting to make sense now.Here is what i am wondering;has using Blackberries own email adress an advantage on gmail or aol adresses?I mean speedwise?Will i see a differeence(faster recieving) if i switch to BB and keep using my old gmail and aol adresses like i am using it on the dash right now?Thanks a lot
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The device is not relevant if you have bad coverage.
If you are not getting email due to no signal, failed internet connection, etc which is generally coverage related, then the device is not the issue.

As much as we all like our bbs, the real issue is your coverage. Might want to shop carriers and see what that gets you...
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You guys are great.Things starting to make sense now.Here is what i am wondering;has using Blackberries own email adress an advantage on gmail or aol adresses?I mean speedwise?Will i see a differeence(faster recieving) if i switch to BB and keep using my old gmail and aol adresses like i am using it on the dash right now?Thanks a lot
As far as wireless email nothing beats BlackBerry. For best email/calendar integration nothing beats BlackBerry on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. But as previous posters mentioned no signal means no service.

The blackberry.net address is not really meant to be used as a personal email address because it is not really a mailbox. BIS has execellent integration with Yahoo and Gmail. Messages to my Gmail shows up immediately on my BlackBerry.
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I just went from a dash to an 8800 about a week and a half ago, and this phone runs laps around the dash. I don't know if you were using WM5 or 6 but this email function is so much better, easier to set up and you can open attachments.

you're going to love your blackberry I promise
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Dumped my DASH ,,, got a pearl. The pearl does everything better except no wi fi
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BB software is so much better and much more stable than windows. I had a treo, pocket pc and Motorola Q. They always froze.
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