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Old 11-21-2009, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a 7290, and am signing up for a BIS plan with unlimited data later this week.

I want to set it up so that I may receive my business emails when Im out and about. That way I can address anything urgent swiftly.

Currently, I use POP3 at home to access my Gmail accounts (5 of them), and to get a copy into my THunderbird program on my PC.

How would I go about setting it up, so that both my Thunderbird and my Blackberry receive copies of all emails, and also my replies from my BB go through the originating account?

FInally, new to BB world. The 7290 has limited data storage. What happens when someone sends me a picture for example? Does it auto download it, or does it give me an option somewhere to see html or txt only?

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See http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.p...mail_addresses.

You will probably want to configure your email client to leave messages on the server.

I don't know anything about the 7290, but you will get plain text emails. If it handles image attachments, that is what you will see, and you will open the image attachment. HTML emails will be converted to text... You'll see what I mean.
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Default Still not sure

That helps to set up an email address, but it does not address my needs to get all emails to BOTH Thunderbird and Blackberry.

I basically want to receive all emails(Multiple Gmail accounts) on my Blackberry and my email software Thunderbird.

When I am out and about, if I see an urgent mail on my Blackberry, I want to respond from the Blackberry, and for the response to show as being sent from the same email account.

I want to avoid duplicating my response to that person, so would like a copy of my sent items to appear in my Thunderbird software at home.

I have read about setting up autoforwarding to my blackberry email address from the gmail account, and then setting up a reply-to address. But how would this work with multiple email accounts? Also, would a copy of my replies show up in the relevant sent folder in that gmail account?

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Default Would this work?

1) Setup POP on my Thunderbird for all Gmail accounts
2) Setup IMAP access to Gmail on my Blackberry 7290

Would this then behave as I want it to? i.e. If my Thunderbird downloads a mail through POP, will Gmail still see it as unsent via IMAP, and thus it will show on my BB? Then when I reply through BB, will my POP client see the Sent item, and grab it?
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The blackberry does not sync email. BIS does not remove the email from your server, except in one or two exceptions such as yahoo, which in that case is supposed to reconcile read/unread and delete.

What BIS does, is push a copy of the email to your handset. Yet set you preferences in the BIS for things like the reply-to address and signature, fitlers, etc. When you reply or compose a new message from the blackberry, you choose which address to use for sending. The recipient will see the message as if it came from that address and not the blackberry (unless they look at the email headers and see the blackberry servers in the chain of transmission.)

If you email client does not leave messages on the server, it is highly likely the client will download and remove messages before the BIS grabs it.

Hope that helps. There is discussion on the forum about using IMAP. I personally don't have experience with it.
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Gmail itself will only let you setup as POP OR IMAP.
Not both.
You cant have access to gmail via POP AND IMAP from different devices.

Its one or the other with Gmail.
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Ahhhh, thanks Draven. I missed that in the OP's question.
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I understand it doesn't remove the email, but if Gmail thinks it has synced with Thunderbird, will it not let BB sync with it?

I read on Gmail Help pages, that IMAP allows multiple devices to connect to the email server so its an all round thing.

So, would I be best to reconfigure my Thunderbird to IMAP, and set my BB to IMAP gmail?
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The blackberry device does not connect to the mail server. Messages or pushed to the blackberry device. The blackberry does not sync and does not connect to an email server in the conventional sense. In some cases, as mentioned, messages are reconciled, but not sync'd.

MidnightDraven or someone more knowlegeable than me about gmail will have to help you. I'm missing exactly what you want to do, and I think I'm just ignorant on the gmail and imap subject.

In the meantime, check out the BIS faq articles at blackberryfaq.com.
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IMAP keeps the copies of emails on the server.
Thunderbird will download a copy, and a copy is pushed to your BB.
Delete from BB, and select to delete from Mailbox, it will be deleted on the server.

Im not sure, but would believe that when thunderbird next syncs with the server, the email you've deleted from the BB (and asked to be deleted from mailbox[server]) would either delete itself from thunderbird, or then appear in the BIN. [im unsure if BB will delete completely or move to BIN (as deleted)]

So theorectically setting up as IMAP will keep all devices "synced" in regards to email.

You would need to have thunderbird "leave a copy of messages on server", as even with IMAP, I believe if this isnt checked, it will remove from the server.

Ultimately, set it up, fiddle with it and see how it works. sending and receiving test emails from a different account (BB won't push an email from gmail account thats been sent with the same gmail account to itself), deleting and receiving with thunderbird etc.
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