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Old 07-16-2006, 11:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which free webmail services would you recommend for BB 8700c browser?

I am looking for a services that has a "light weight" interface so that it would render quickly with BB 8700c's built-in HTML browser. Many of them seem to have multiple frames and heavy use of javascripts that make them cumbersome to use. Storage amount is not that important for my purpose. Thanks.

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My cox webmail has a special interface that is designed for the blackberry. Its easy to navigate with no images. I dont know however if they provide service in your area.
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try gmail..it works great for me
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try gmail..it works great for me
Gmail has a "basic" view which seems to be the default view with the BB. It works well, loads quickly, can be set to remember user name and password for quick browser access. Much better than hotmail or yahoo IMO.
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try http://www.gmail.com/ and http://www.hotmail.com/ . It will automatically detect you are using a mobile device and will go into mobile view.

I like Gmail better though. I use Hotmail for junk mail.
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I don't mind gmail. Not bad. I don't like the gmail mobile site though. Too basic for me.
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godaddy email is fast
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wap.yahoo.com
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Yahoo's wireless site is pretty friendly on the small screen, but I haven't really liked the beta version of mail you can try out on the wap site. I hope that it doesn't become the default.
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Why would u use for example gmail on the BB and not just set up email through RIM. I have all my emails going though RIM and sent to my BB. If I were to use for example my gmail acct, I would have to sign on to gmail and then read vs. getting it pushed.

Am I missing something?
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I set up the pop mail with my gmail account. Friggin awesome.
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Old 07-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I set up the pop mail with my gmail account. Friggin awesome.
You should be able to have GMail forward mail to your BB's "own" email address. That's more friggin awesome, as you don't have to wait for the BIS to poll Gmail. Set up the forwarding at Gmail and delete the GMail account from the BIS (so it doesn't poll as well as GMail forward and you get the mail twice!).

The effect you should get is mail actually pushed to you like you'd get with a BES
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I set up the pop mail with my gmail account. Friggin awesome.
This is what i did as well and why i asked why would u have to log into gmail...

Question for you, when you send on your 8700 using gmail, do oyu get a email sent back as a "sent" email? I think also when I send form my gmail on my pc i get the sent email to the BB as well. All my other email do not do that. Is that a pop issue or a config issue? The rest of my emails are imap.

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Old 07-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for suggestions. I am using BIS (v2; one forwarding, the other one IMAP) as well as my corporate BES. The primary reason for using another email account via web is my perception (perhaps flawed) of better privacy.

WAP based solutions are too cumbersome to use. Some webmail interfaces don't work well with BB browser (for instance, it does not seem to render the log-on page for earthlink.net's webmail).

So, I am searching for a webmail based on html that does not use frames or other elements that BB browser cannot deal with. This seems to be harder to find than I thought.
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