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Changelives 04-21-2007 10:26 AM

Save my life - is there a way to turn off email only?
 
Is there a way that I can turn off the email function every time I get in my car but still use the phone?

I can't help myself - if the email works I keep checking it in my car -is my only choice to get another phone and lock my bb in the trunk?

ofelas 04-21-2007 10:44 AM

Isn't there a way to switch off data services under "network etc."?

tifosiv122 04-21-2007 10:45 AM

Here's what I did at night...I setup a profile that allows the phone to ring but the emails are set to silent. Maybe something like that could work for you (as long as you don't check the emails after hanging up the phone).

Erik

pronerd 04-21-2007 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ofelas (Post 516166)
Isn't there a way to switch off data services under "network etc."?

Only for the GSM phones it seems. With CDMA its all or nothing.

AlexKidd 04-21-2007 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Changelives (Post 516158)
Is there a way that I can turn off the email function every time I get in my car but still use the phone?

I can't help myself - if the email works I keep checking it in my car -is my only choice to get another phone and lock my bb in the trunk?

Sounds like you have a little trouble with something we call "Self Control." Exercise this - set up your blackberry e-mail on a very busy mailing list and practice ignoring the e-mail sound, or learn how to shut it off. :smile:

Once you've mastered these skills, remove yourself from the mailing list.

--Kidd

Changelives 04-21-2007 01:39 PM

So if I have this right - you all have absolutely no regard for my family and are going to just let me crash!

Okay, I get it - just dont read emails.

brilliant!

xspwy 04-21-2007 05:29 PM

Mail>Options>Email Settings, then make "Send email to Handheld" = No.

Might be a BES thing never tried on a BIS only device, but thought I would throw that out.

AlexKidd 04-21-2007 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xspwy (Post 516408)
Mail>Options>Email Settings, then make "Send email to Handheld" = No.

Might be a BES thing never tried on a BIS only device, but thought I would throw that out.

I checked on my 8700g with BIS, I don't see these options. It must be BES only.

--Kidd

tazeat 04-21-2007 06:22 PM

Rehab.

Crack kills.
eh I mean Crackberry's kill.

donthateme13 04-21-2007 10:01 PM

go to option click on network and turn data off...i answered this same question a couple of days ago...

tifosiv122 04-21-2007 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donthateme13 (Post 516600)
go to option click on network and turn data off...i answered this same question a couple of days ago...

Verizon doesn't give you that option.

Erik

thatsadpanda 04-21-2007 10:18 PM

Turning off send to handheld can only be done from the handheld for bes users, bis users have to go to thier bis website through thier provider and set filter options not to send mail to the handheld.

Turning off the data under network options is only available on 4.2+ devices. So it wont help the 8700. Also this stops all data so you wont be able to web browse, im or pim w/o opening the flood gates.

donthateme13 04-22-2007 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tifosiv122 (Post 516603)
Verizon doesn't give you that option.

Erik

Thats odd on BIS this has been an option on 4.2 since the pearl came out.

tifosiv122 04-22-2007 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donthateme13 (Post 516742)
Thats odd on BIS this has been an option on 4.2 since the pearl came out.

If you look a few posts up, pronerd says its a CDMA thing, that option only works on GSM.

Erik

takeshi 04-23-2007 09:23 AM

The proper answer in this case is self control. I'd suggest a car profile with no email alerts as an alternate. No email is important enough to reply to while driving. If you really do have to reply then do everyone a favor and pull over and stop first.


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