02-01-2013 05:17 AM
When setting up IMAP on the Z10 it gives you the option to set the initial timespan for messages to retrieve, the maximum is 30 days. I can't see how I can go into the Inbox (or any other mail folder) and scroll past that initial 30 day download. When you get to the bottom of the list of messages it just stops. You can't pull beyond, there doesn't appear to be a 'Load more...' functon or anything. How can I see older messages? My life began before 2013!
02-01-2013 10:58 PM
03-02-2013 02:06 PM - last edited on 03-02-2013 03:37 PM by Chronos
03-11-2013 11:53 PM - edited 03-11-2013 11:56 PM
If you are using a Microsoft Exchange email server or any system/server that supports Exchange ActiveSync protocol (for example, Outlook.com), there is a "remote search" feature where you can search for messages older than the current "sync horizon". (Currently maximum 30 days) I don't believe that feature exists for IMAP accounts at the present time.
Blackberry has acknowledged this issue (according to what I saw, via a twitter dialogue) and I believe they are looking into offering a longer option as a future update.
As another alternative, there is an official port of the open-source Android K-9 email client in Blackberry World. The Android copy I have here, on an IMAP account, doesn't use a "date" history mechanism, you can set a "number of messages to display" anywhere from 10 to 1000. There is a button labeled "Load up to X more", where "X" is your display quantity. If you configure the account to display 1000 messages, that button is labeled "Load up to 1000 more". I don't know if you can just keep hitting that button indefinitely, I don't have an IMAP account with enough messages in it right now to test that. At some point I'm sure you will run into memory/storage limitations.
I assume that the version in BB World is similiar since it was approved after the latest version of K-9 Mail was released, which is the version I have here on my tablet that I just verified the IMAP settings on. Bear in mind that this email client will not integrate into the Blackberry Hub etc, but it may be useful if the main priority is to see older messages on an IMAP account.
03-11-2013 11:56 PM