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Registered: ‎09-20-2008
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Email question for a personal curve

Hi all,


i will be receiving my 8330 curve from Verizon Wireless in a few days.


My question is this -- i am using this for my personal email.  no enterprise/work stuff.  Do I still have to keep my computer on at home in order to receive the emails on the blackberry?






Elite I
Posts: 6,343
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: 9800 - OS

Re: Email question for a personal curve

No, just follow these steps to setup a BIS account: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=8300&message.id=13773#M13773
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Super Contributor
Posts: 388
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: 9850 Torch
My Carrier: Sprint

Re: Email question for a personal curve

Welcome to the forums.


No, your PC does not need to be on.  If you install Desktop Manager on your PC, do NOT select the 'Desktop Redirector' option (or the Enterprise option).  The Redirector option causes more problems than I have counted.


You should create a BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) account following these steps:  http://blackberryfaq.net/index.php/How_to_add_/_delete_email_addresses


Then you're email will get delivered to your BB anywhere you have coverage.


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Elite II
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: grameenphone

Re: Email question for a personal curve

As a BIS user you can integrate personl/work emails from your BlackBerry device using the following steps -
  1. Go to Email Settings icon on your device
  2. Login using the user name and password (if already set by you)
  3. Under Services click on Email Account
  4. Click on Add An Email Account to integrate any POP or IMAP enable email (i.e... gamil, hotmail, ISP mail etc)
  5. To create BlackBerry.net ID click on Create A BlackBerry Email Address
  6. Type your preferred User Name and enter your Password for that ID

After every successful email integration you'll receive an confirmation email from Activation Server. That's it!! You're done with BIS email ID integration.

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