11-18-2010 05:39 PM
Why is the Gmail and Yahoo mail inbox not displaying older email messages from the inbox ?
In my Gmail Inbox , I have 20 older email messages that is displayed using a web browser , but it does not appear in my Torch .
Is there a way to sync older email messages that is already read and older than 3 months ??
11-18-2010 07:28 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Via the native Messages app, the design includes bringing only new messages to the BB that arrive in the integrated email account after the point of configuration in BIS. There is no facility to bring older emails to the BB. This is by design.
For GMail, if you can use the add-on GMail app, it will replicate your GMail inbox onto your BB. I do not know if GMail has made it compatible with BB OS 6 or not.
11-19-2010 02:58 AM
Also, under Messages - Options - Message Display & Actions you can set how long messages are kept on the blackberry before they are deleted. The default is 30 days I believe
12-04-2010 04:34 PM
I hope you could shed some light into the issue with my BB. I have had the BB for almost 2 years, but this happened first time. I integrated a few days ago YAHOO mail with my BB. After a few hours I received on my BB an odd email from 1999. It turned to be that it was the oldest message from my yahoo inbox dated 1999.
This is so odd, cause this is actually the first message in my inbox which I received in 1999. Other old messages didn't transfer.
I have read on this forum, that BB doesn't have the option to transfer the old messages, and here I am receiving this email back from 1999 from a person I don't even remember. You should have seen how I freaked out when i saw this message in my BB.
So I went to my computer, to check if the email was in my inbox with a date December 2010. And, NO it wasn't there. I found the message backing through the emails till 1999.
I hope you can answer my dillema.
12-15-2010 12:35 AM
Well, with computing, anything is possible. What it did for you is certainly outside of the bounds of the design as I understand it. What BIS does is check some flags on the messages that indicate whether or not each message is "new" for BIS...and, if so, then BIS brings the message down. I've had discussions here with others who have restored mailboxes (private POP usually), resulting in all of the emails coming down to the BB since that flag somehow, for BIS, got reset to "new" for all emails. All I can guess is that somehow, at Yahoo, they reset the flag on that one email such that BIS sensed it as a new email, and dutifully brought it to you.
Hope that helps!
01-17-2012 07:21 AM
jamead1981 writes: "under Messages - Options - Message Display & Actions you can set how long messages are kept on the blackberry"
This is not the case with the Gmail plugin. Any messages over 30 days old will be deleted despite the retention policy setting that is referred to. There is ample evidence of this online even though it is not documented.