08-12-2008 03:10 PM
I am a new Blackberry user and being of advanced years find some of the new technology difficult to understand. I have now posted 3 questions on this forum and have been delighted with the help I have received.
My 4th question is as follows:
I have now updated the phone from my service provider (Orange) and now have an "Orange World" browser which gives me access to the internet and with this I have no problems.
From the same source I also have an Email facility and would appreciate some help.
I have 2 email addresses one is @demon.co.uk and the other is @virgin.net. I do not want any more. When I am away from home I would like to be able to redirect my incoming Emails to my Blackberry and be able to reply to them by Blackberry but when I am back home receive them on my desktop as normal.
Is this possible and if so how do I set it up?
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08-12-2008 04:53 PM - edited 08-12-2008 05:16 PM
Good to see that you're giving the new technology a shot despite the difficulty
First, have you setup the email accounts on your BlackBerry? Meaning are you able to currently check your emails via BlackBerry and you want to know how to toggle the option on and off. Is that correct?
08-13-2008 05:23 AM
Thank you bbgeek89 for your prompt reply - no I have not setup my Blackberry to receive Emails.
Ideally I would like both the Blackberry and the desktop to receive the same Emails, so I could access them from wherever I may be at the time as I now spend quite a lot of time away from home.
I particularly would like to use my @demon.co.uk Email address as I receive most of my personal mail on that account. I would be quite happy to set this up to start with and add my virgin.net account later.
I upgraded my subscription to Orange and now receive Orange World, which is access to the internet and on my phone screen have another icon which is the Email setup. When I open this icon it asks me for my Email address and a password. Whilst I have the password I am worried that if I proceed I make well make my Blackberry receive all the Emails by default and receive none on my desktop.
As I said in my original question I am of advanced years and would appreciate any help in the simplest of terms.
Thank you once again - oldwulf
08-13-2008 01:07 PM
You don't need to worry about BB fetching all emails and leaving none on the server for you to download via your regular email client on the computer. The way BB's mail service is (normally) working is to push a copy of the email to your handheld device, while leaving a copy on the server. Now, if this wold prove to be untrue, there's bound to be a setting for always leaving a copy. Log in to your email settings page via a web browser on the computer, to familiarize yourself with the options. To get there, you might need to have a word with your operator. In my case, they didn't know, but using the url: operatorname.blackberry.com did the trick. You can also do this from the bb phone, and you need to set up a user login.
The second part of your question is about syncronizing your email box on the computer with the inbox on the phone. I don't have a straight answer but there are ways to do it. For example, when you download email to your computer it is usually done via a protocol called POP. If you can change this to another protocol, called IMAP, it will synch the inbox folders on every client you are using with the email server so that you never have to read an email twice. But that is if your ISP / email provider can enable this. And having said that, I'm pretty sure there is a smarter way, let's leave room for someone else to provide a better answer.
08-15-2008 12:07 PM
Thank you for your help - all sorted.
I managed to set it up using the handheld and now can access my Emails on both Blackberry & desktop. Really easy to use. Regards oldwulf
09-20-2008 04:21 PM
Hi - I only have a hotmail address and I'm going to spain in 3 days time and I am thinking about buying a Blackberry phone, so I can send and receive my emails without having to go to an internet cafe all the time.
My question is this: Even though I only have a hotmail address, can I still send and receive emails whilst abroad?
Also, are there any disadvantages to Blackberry? For example, do I have to sign up for a contract phone? Also, what are the charges for sending and receiving emails through Blackberry? Or is it free to send and receive, once you've bought the phone? Can I buy a pay-as-you-go SIM card for it?
I'm 67 years old - and I'm completely lost with all this technology. If someone has any answers for me, that would be great. Thanks.