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Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS

Hi all - I'm new here :-)

 

Day 2 with a new BB Q10 and so far it's great!

 

I'm pretty tech savvy and have set up my POP3 email account as well as the SMTP etc.. and eveything works.

 

I set the POP3 account email 'Sync Interval' to "Manual", assuming this would allow me to check my email ONLY when I wish to do so as I don't want email downloaded to the Q10 unless I have a good reason to check it. I bought the  Q10 primarily as a phone and not as an email tool.

 

With my desktop email program I delete email on the server after downloading, so there's never a lot waiting for downloading. But I do get the usual spam + "friends" who enjoy sending 5-10MB image attachments of their cat (sigh) and I don't want these eating into my Data plan while on the road.

 

The problem:

 

Despite the 'Sync -> Manual' setting the Q10 still downlloads whatever's on the mail server.

 

So -- the questions are:

 

1) How can only get/sync the email ONLY when I want to?

 

2) Can I temporarily disable that email account altogether and reenable it without having to re-enter all the settings?

 

3) Once downloaded, can I delete emails without opening them and being exposed to what they might contain?

 

4) Are there alternative email programs available for the Q10

 

Thank you any help with this.

 

Russell

 

 

Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS

[ Edited ]

I thought I had come up with a workaround:

 

I created a new email address for myself on my website domain's host with the number "2" at the end of my usual username and email address while keeping all the other values the same. That way the Q10 would only check an empty email account unless I modified the login name by erasing or adding the "2" at the end. That seemed simpler than erasing and recreating the whole email acct. on the Q10.

 

Unfortunately the Q10 seems to allow me to modify every field EXCEPT the login name ... :-(

 

Unless I'm missing something ?

 

Russell

 

Developer
Posts: 741
Registered: ‎10-06-2013
My Device: Q5
My Carrier: Cosmote

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS

What you can do with the email is to set when to sync your can also go to settings and toggle the switch to data plan in order to save data! Smiley Happy
Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS

[ Edited ]

vmisirlis wrote:
What you can do with the email is to set when to sync your can also go to settings and toggle the switch to data plan in order to save data! Smiley Happy

The data plan is already off as I'm on my local wi-fi. But I still end up downloading emails that I then appear to have to OPEN if I want to delete them.

 

Is there no way to delete emails without opening?

What about deleting emails that may contain a dangerous payload?

 

The set to sync every "24 hours" will work only for 24 hours. I'd prefer to set it to something longer (->7days). But when it does kick in it will still download whatever's waiting online.

 

Why not a Sync ON/OFF option?

 

Or why doesn't the "Manual" sync setting bahave as it suggests?

 

If this is a bug then I'm happy to just wait for a fix. But I was hoping there was already a setting that I had overlooked.

 

Thanks for your suggestions nonetheless :-)

 

Russell

 

Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS

For now I just deleted the email account. I'm rather disappointed that the "Manual" email setting does not work :-(

 

I'll probably use the browser to access the "webmail" feature that's associated with my POP account and wait 'til Blackberry can get the app to do what it claims.

 

Russell

Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS


rp-MTL wrote

 

Is there no way to delete emails without opening?

What about deleting emails that may contain a dangerous payload?

 


I guess folks here will have to get used to me talking to myself. But if anyone else wonders about deleting unopened emails I've learned that it's easy to do. First step is to read the manual ;-)

 

R

Super Contributor
Posts: 314
Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS


r, When viewing the list of email headers, click on the menu (3 dots) icon in the lower right corner, select the emails to be deleted, and click delete.

. . . . Pete
Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎04-01-2014
My Device: Q10

Re: Manual Email Download w/ Latest OS


petercreasey wrote:

r, When viewing the list of email headers, click on the menu (3 dots) icon in the lower right corner, select the emails to be deleted, and click delete.

. . . . Pete

Hi Pete,

 

I should have added that I already did figure it out by reading the manual. That's all I was saying. I assume many newbies like me come here first for help rather than spend the time needed to learn how to use their new 'pocket supercomputer'. All's good. Tx for taking time to respond

 

Russell :-)