Enabling Gmail On Your Blackberry

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GmailGmail is Google’s web based email service that has been revolutionizing free email. A few things make it superior to Microsoft’s Hotmail, including 1 gig of storage, better user interface, and the ability to set your gmail account as POP. Setting your gmail as a POP accounts means that you can start receiving your emails in Outlook, Thunderbird, or to your Blackberry. Below we outlined the steps to start getting your gmail email on your Blackberry according to Google’s instructions.


Part A) Setting up Gmail For Pop.

1) First you need a gmail account, right now you can’t sign up you will need to be invited by a friend to try out gmail.
2) Log in to your account and go to Settings –> Forwarding and Pop –> Enable POP –> Save Changes.

Part B) Setting up your Blackberry.

1) Log in to your BlackBerry Web Client account.
2) Click ‘Profile’ along the top of the ‘Home Page.’
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3) Click ‘other email accounts’ in the ‘Email Accounts’ section of your profile.
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4) Click ‘Add Account.’
5) Enter the information for your Gmail account.

    * Email Address: Enter your full Gmail email address (including ‘@gmail.com’).
    * User Name: Enter your Gmail username (including ‘@gmail.com’).
    * Password: Enter your Gmail password.
    * Re-enter password: Re-enter your Gmail password.

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6) Click ‘Submit.’

  • Hannah

    This is my problem:

    I have a blackberry curve and love it. My only issue now is that with gmail, all emails that I read on a computer are not shown as being read on the blackberry and all emails that I read on the blackberry are not being shown as read on the computer. This is only a gmail issue as yahoo and other email clients work fine.

  • Hannah

    This is my problem:

    I have a blackberry curve and love it. My only issue now is that with gmail, all emails that I read on a computer are not shown as being read on the blackberry and all emails that I read on the blackberry are not being shown as read on the computer. This is only a gmail issue as yahoo and other email clients work fine.

  • Hannah

    To Chrost:

    I currently work for Cingular/AT&T and this is the way we set it up for our customers.

    There is a blackberry website where you create a username and password, then all you do is put in your email address and password and its automatically set up with your device. Its very very easy. You get a folder on the blackberry that shows all messages in real time due to the blackberry push technology. If it wasn’t for the one issue that I posted about a few mins ago….I would have no complaints.

  • Hannah

    To Chrost:

    I currently work for Cingular/AT&T and this is the way we set it up for our customers.

    There is a blackberry website where you create a username and password, then all you do is put in your email address and password and its automatically set up with your device. Its very very easy. You get a folder on the blackberry that shows all messages in real time due to the blackberry push technology. If it wasn’t for the one issue that I posted about a few mins ago….I would have no complaints.

  • KAM

    I am using the blackberry and I set up the Gmail account, Ggmail was delivering and delivering the same e-mails, again and again….the cell phone was ringing all the time, so I had to delete the account.
    Would someone let me know how I can solve this problem…?
    Many thanks,
    KAM

  • KAM

    I am using the blackberry and I set up the Gmail account, Ggmail was delivering and delivering the same e-mails, again and again….the cell phone was ringing all the time, so I had to delete the account.
    Would someone let me know how I can solve this problem…?
    Many thanks,
    KAM

  • KAM

    I am using the blackberry and I set up the Gmail account, Ggmail was delivering and delivering the same e-mails, again and again….the cell phone was ringing all the time, so I had to delete the account.
    Would someone let me know how I can solve this problem…?
    Many thanks,
    KAM

  • http://www.kaptivo.com/ davidcv

    You can configure IMAP for your Blackberry and it will sincronize. Follow the links below form Google

    You can retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports IMAP, like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78882&topic=12761

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75725

  • http://www.kaptivo.com davidcv

    You can configure IMAP for your Blackberry and it will sincronize. Follow the links below form Google

    You can retrieve your Gmail messages with a client or device that supports IMAP, like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78882&topic=12761

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=75725

  • fabienne

    hello i use a bbry from the office and i had the gmail app for sometime now…im leaving my company so i deleted the gmail from service book and the gmail app is now gone. however now when i sent an email to my gmail it still shows on my bbry work folder….what can i do to completely remove it??? thanks so much

  • fabienne

    hello i use a bbry from the office and i had the gmail app for sometime now…im leaving my company so i deleted the gmail from service book and the gmail app is now gone. however now when i sent an email to my gmail it still shows on my bbry work folder….what can i do to completely remove it??? thanks so much

  • Justin

    If you receive duplicate e-mail on the handheld when sending a message via Google Gmail™, create a filter from your BlackBerry® Internet E-mail account (BIE) to resolve the issue:
    From a computer, create an e-mail filter for BIE.
    Enter information in the filter to avoid receiving duplicate e-mail on the handheld when sending a message via Google Gmail.
    EXAMPLE: Follow the example below when creating a filter to avoid message duplication:
    Filter Name: My Sent Gmail Msgs
    Apply filter when: “FROM” Field
    Contains: @gmail.com
    Select the check box: [X] Do not forward messages to handheld
    NOTE: After you create the filter, you cannot send e-mail messages to your handheld from your Gmail account.

    Complete the following steps to create e-mail filters on My T-Mobile for BlackBerry® Internet E-mail:
    From a computer, log in to My T-Mobile.
    NOTE: The filters of BIE cannot be set from the handheld. It must be done from the Web site.
    From MESSAGING, click SET UP BLACKBERRY INTERNET E-MAIL.
    In the left hand panel, click E-mail Accounts.
    From the list of e-mail accounts, click the Filters icon beside the desired e-mail account.

    Click the Add Filter link to begin creating an e-mail filter.

    Examine the options in the Add Filter screen and carefully plan out a desired filter.

    Perform the following to enter the necessary information for the filter:
    Filter name: This can be anything that is descriptive of what the filter does.
    From the Apply filter when drop-down, select one of the following:
    New mail arrives
    A high-priority mail arrives
    “From” field: Filtering based on who is sending e-mail.
    NOTE: Insert multiple e-mail addresses by separating them with ; (semi-colons).
    “Subject” field: Filtering based on text content in subject line of incoming e-mail.
    “To” field contains
    NOTE: Filters using ‘To’ field contains’ and “Cc’ field contains’ do not apply to Microsoft® Exchange/Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Domino/iNotes.
    “CC” field contains
    Select one of the following:
    Forward messages to handheld
    Header only
    Level 1 notification
    Do not forward messages to handheld: Stops e-mails caught by this filter.
    Click Add Filter.
    Note that the filter name appears in the filters list.

  • Justin

    If you receive duplicate e-mail on the handheld when sending a message via Google Gmail™, create a filter from your BlackBerry® Internet E-mail account (BIE) to resolve the issue:
    From a computer, create an e-mail filter for BIE.
    Enter information in the filter to avoid receiving duplicate e-mail on the handheld when sending a message via Google Gmail.
    EXAMPLE: Follow the example below when creating a filter to avoid message duplication:
    Filter Name: My Sent Gmail Msgs
    Apply filter when: “FROM” Field
    Contains: @gmail.com
    Select the check box: [X] Do not forward messages to handheld
    NOTE: After you create the filter, you cannot send e-mail messages to your handheld from your Gmail account.

    Complete the following steps to create e-mail filters on My T-Mobile for BlackBerry® Internet E-mail:
    From a computer, log in to My T-Mobile.
    NOTE: The filters of BIE cannot be set from the handheld. It must be done from the Web site.
    From MESSAGING, click SET UP BLACKBERRY INTERNET E-MAIL.
    In the left hand panel, click E-mail Accounts.
    From the list of e-mail accounts, click the Filters icon beside the desired e-mail account.

    Click the Add Filter link to begin creating an e-mail filter.

    Examine the options in the Add Filter screen and carefully plan out a desired filter.

    Perform the following to enter the necessary information for the filter:
    Filter name: This can be anything that is descriptive of what the filter does.
    From the Apply filter when drop-down, select one of the following:
    New mail arrives
    A high-priority mail arrives
    “From” field: Filtering based on who is sending e-mail.
    NOTE: Insert multiple e-mail addresses by separating them with ; (semi-colons).
    “Subject” field: Filtering based on text content in subject line of incoming e-mail.
    “To” field contains
    NOTE: Filters using ‘To’ field contains’ and “Cc’ field contains’ do not apply to Microsoft® Exchange/Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Domino/iNotes.
    “CC” field contains
    Select one of the following:
    Forward messages to handheld
    Header only
    Level 1 notification
    Do not forward messages to handheld: Stops e-mails caught by this filter.
    Click Add Filter.
    Note that the filter name appears in the filters list.

  • GURU

    This feature sucks. I hate POP3. They should should support IMAP.

    POP3 basically makes your inbox one of these:
    1) tons of unread emails while you read them on blackberry!
    2) tons of archived emails!
    3) read emails are deleted from the server and stored on BB, so if you open it via another client you won’t find them!

    All in all, POP3 sucks… we need IMAP or Exchange protocols instead. Mailboxes must be in sync..

  • GURU

    This feature sucks. I hate POP3. They should should support IMAP.

    POP3 basically makes your inbox one of these:
    1) tons of unread emails while you read them on blackberry!
    2) tons of archived emails!
    3) read emails are deleted from the server and stored on BB, so if you open it via another client you won’t find them!

    All in all, POP3 sucks… we need IMAP or Exchange protocols instead. Mailboxes must be in sync..

  • http://www.blackberry.com/newsletters/connection/business_solutions/dec-2006/tips-and-tricks.shtml?cp=NLC-32 vn

    Getting sent messages/duplicate message on your Blackberry:

    For those of you who have reported the problem of getting copies of email that you ahve sent from your PC on your BB device, the filter solution works but also filters any messages you cc: yourself or send to yourself.

    Instead, you can do the following to avoid seeing sent messages: http://www.blackberry.com/newsletters/connection/business_solutions/dec-2006/tips-and-tricks.shtml?cp=NLC-32

    Hope this helps. Cheers.

  • http://www.blackberry.com/newsletters/connection/business_solutions/dec-2006/tips-and-tricks.shtml?cp=NLC-32 vn

    Getting sent messages/duplicate message on your Blackberry:

    For those of you who have reported the problem of getting copies of email that you ahve sent from your PC on your BB device, the filter solution works but also filters any messages you cc: yourself or send to yourself.

    Instead, you can do the following to avoid seeing sent messages: http://www.blackberry.com/newsletters/connection/business_solutions/dec-2006/tips-and-tricks.shtml?cp=NLC-32

    Hope this helps. Cheers.

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  • David Rosen

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  • Arifmsk007

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  • Viksonawane

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