Thank you for visiting the BlackBerry Support Community Forums.
BlackBerry will be closing the BlackBerry Support Community Forums Device Forums on April 1st (Developers, see below)
BlackBerry remains committed to providing excellent customer support to our customers. We are delighted to direct you to the CrackBerry Forums, a well-established and thorough support channel, for continued BlackBerry support. Please visit http://forums.crackberry.com or http://crackberry.com/ask. You can also continue to visit BlackBerry Support or the BlackBerry Knowledge Base for official support options available for your BlackBerry Smartphone.
"When we launched CrackBerry.com 10 years ago, we set out to make it a fun and useful destination where BlackBerry Smartphone owners could share their excitement and learn to unleash the full potential of their BlackBerry. A decade later, the CrackBerry community is as active and passionate as ever and I know our knowledgeable members and volunteers will be excited to welcome and assist more BlackBerry owners with their questions."
- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
Developers, for more information about the BlackBerry Developer Community please review Join the Conversation on the BlackBerry Developer Community Forums found on Inside BlackBerry.
02-21-2013 07:32 PM
Actually, the role of my ISP is to provide the Internet. The role of the BlackBerry is to provide many, many things including incoming & outgoing email, wifi, etc.
The fact that BlackBerry did provide multiple smtp previous to BB10, just proves my point more.
Yes, your ISP provides you access to the internet, however, they also provide you with your email servers (not Blackberry.) The fact that your ISP has provided you with half baked servers that are only accessible from their own network is the issue.
You could always sign up for an email server on any number of other providers that will give you access that will work from anywhere. Many free ones exist. hotmail/outlook.com, gmail, yahoo, etc.
If your provider offers the service (and they probably don't but should be) you could simply forward your email address to your new one until everyone knows you are there.
02-21-2013 07:42 PM
02-21-2013 07:45 PM - edited 02-21-2013 07:46 PM
What exactly is a "mobile email server"?
The "half baked phone" is simply pointing out the issue with your current email provider...
02-21-2013 08:05 PM
02-21-2013 08:30 PM
02-21-2013 08:53 PM
02-21-2013 09:00 PM
02-21-2013 09:19 PM
If you couldn't piece together that "mobile email server" referred to "mobile service", either you know less than you do, or you were trying to be a jerk.
Either way, a witty response with no actual valid points leads me to believe that you know there is no argument to the fact that BB missed the mark on this and had better provide some updates soon.
02-21-2013 09:58 PM
Nope, not being a jerk, just trying to undersand where you were going with you statement.
Yes, ISPs provide the email servers, not mobile email servers.
Switching ISPs after years and years of successful home and mobile service, b/c a half baked phone is released is plain silly.
It seemed to me like you were suggesting that Blackberry should be providing you with a mobile email server to cover the shortcomings of your current ISPs mail server which provides only partial service.
I actually did provide you with a solution to your issue 8 posts ago:
Get an email account that allows for SMTP authentication from any network.
Nowhere did I suggest switching ISP or mobile network providers.
02-22-2013 02:16 PM - edited 02-22-2013 02:19 PM
In the immortal words of Keaton "You're making me tired all over."
No where did I suggest that BB should provide any sort of server. I stated that they once allowed multiple smtps (as many smartphones/tablets still do) to be used on their phones and now they've stopped.
I think it was a mistake and they should correct this.
Forcing (and nobody is Forcing) users to use different email addresses as a work-around is a weak response. You don't have to search very far to see how many have returned these units, or have gone back to their old BBs, to see this is not a small matter.
Furthermore, I like the Z10 for the most part, and for many different reasons. You seem to want to blame everyone else for BB's shortcomings, drewread.
Learn to look at both sides of the argument every once in a while, lest EVERYONE think you a fanboi.