Originally Posted by seattle18
....Am I missing something?
From what I understand Yes and No.
Yes you are forgetting why you got the blackberry 8700c. You wanted a device that was stable, fast, and could send and receive email automatically without you having to poll the server manually. You wanted to be able to have and use Push Technology as your email service.
No you are not missing something when it comes to the BIS having one sent from address. Unlike non Push email technology the device itself is not polling an email server. Instead emails are sent to the device er rather sent to the devices PIN which is associated with
. This method allows seamless access to email and very rapid downloading of email as the device is sent plain text messages without dealing with attachments or having to download an entire message before its available for view. It does however also preclude the device from being able to support multiple Sent From Addresses as the device believes that the email was always sent to itself, and therefore the email message originated from the BIS and not from, for example, your AOL account. That said, it does seem within the the realm of possibility that in the future the BIS may support multiple sent from addresses based on the address that message being replied to was sent to... however that may be extremely complicated task and an incredibly large database required to mark a key on each incoming email to the BIS to associate it with a specific account and remember that for infinitum... thus leading to less reliable service, and an overly complicated email system in which it would be more useful to simply have the device poll the server directly........ Thus defeating the whole purpose of the blackberry's superiority.
All of that to simply say no it does not seem possible to have multiple sent from addresses.