BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2006, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Argelius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Model: 8700c
Posts: 20
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Blackberry Newbie: couple of basic questions

Please Login to Remove!

I've just switched from the world of Palm Treos and Pocket PCs to a BB 8700. It's taking a little getting used to. The 8700 is a cool device, but I'm finding I had grown used to my Treo functionality and and getting used to some of BBs no-frills approach to things...

I've searched through forums, but have a few remaining questions:
[1] Is there a way to keep the phone on, but turn off the push email? (For instance, at night I want to keep my phone on, but don't want emails sent to my BB)

[2] BB email does not support HTML formatting? I realize the answer is 'yes'...I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who finds this odd? (Admittedly, plain text email is simple and straight forward, but some HTML formatting (like bold and italics) makes for easier reading.

[3] Am I correct that there are not 3rd party applications that spruce up the Contacts view? All of the info is there, but it would be nice if the field names weren't formatted identically to the field data.

[4] In messages, I have the option set to "hide sent messages"; however, the messages I send still show up in the list. Am I missing something?

Sorry I'm posting with my "complaints" about the BB interface. I know the BB community is quite passionate about their devices, so not trying to come across as being overly critical...

Last edited by Argelius : 10-25-2006 at 11:19 AM.
Offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
Retired BBF Moderator
 
paulbblc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Model: ip 3g
PIN: 8675309
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 3,555
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

First off, welcome to the forums!

1. The closest thing to this would be turning the radio off, however you stated you still want the phone to work at night. Unfortunately it's not possible to turn off them both. Why didn't you want emails at night? Is it anything editing a profile so it doesn't beep when you receive them can fix?

2. I find HTML formatting to be a pain actually IMO. Plain text doesn't bother me.

3. I know I saw an application a long while back that you could edit address book views. Do a search in the 3rd party application forum for info on that.

4. My hide sent messages works just fine. Not sure what is wrong with yours or why it's not working. Sorry.
Offline  
Old 10-25-2006, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
phungy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Gainesville/Sarasota/NYC
Model: iFone
OS: OSX
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 924
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Welcome!
__________________
Former BB8100 owner.
3GS 32GB
Offline  
Old 10-29-2006, 12:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
idealist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8800
PIN: 240F8BEC
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 201
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Argelius
I've searched through forums, but have a few remaining questions:
[1] Is there a way to keep the phone on, but turn off the push email? (For instance, at night I want to keep my phone on, but don't want emails sent to my BB)

1. Switch the profiles to phone only.

[2] BB email does not support HTML formatting? I realize the answer is 'yes'...I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who finds this odd? (Admittedly, plain text email is simple and straight forward, but some HTML formatting (like bold and italics) makes for easier reading.

2. Not possible to my knowledge.

[3] Am I correct that there are not 3rd party applications that spruce up the Contacts view? All of the info is there, but it would be nice if the field names weren't formatted identically to the field data.

3. See #2.

[4] In messages, I have the option set to "hide sent messages"; however, the messages I send still show up in the list. Am I missing something?

4. These might be SMS or MMS messages that are still showing as sent. My sent emails do not show under this option.

Hope this was some help, and welcome to the forums.
__________________
PIN: 23D3A3F9
Yahoo IM: truly4us
Offline  
Old 10-29-2006, 12:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Argelius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Model: 8700c
Posts: 20
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for your help! Makes total sense now.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.