BIS customers now getting instant IMAP e-mail

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MailboxA quiet BlackBerry Internet Service upgrade has been rolled out that according to many is resulting in much quicker e-mail delivery over IMAP. Traditionally, only those on BlackBerry Enterprise Server would get their e-mail pushed to their handset instantly, and BIS users had to wait 10-15 minutes for delivery. Now anyone getting their BIS e-mail via servers that support IMAP IDLE will receive messages in real-time as the standard was designed to provide. It’s great to see the upgrade, especially for BIS users who have had less-than-stellar delivery times, but you have to wonder why it took so long for IMAP IDLE to be supported.

(via BlackBerry News)

  • gs

    running on Telus with gmail IMAP… not working for me yet.

  • gs

    running on Telus with gmail IMAP… not working for me yet.

  • Jeremy

    How can you determine that your BIS(AT&T) is running IMAP IDLE?

  • Jeremy

    How can you determine that your BIS(AT&T) is running IMAP IDLE?

  • mpags

    Anyone know the status of IMAP IDLE and GMail?

  • mpags

    Anyone know the status of IMAP IDLE and GMail?

  • Chris

    What about labels in gmail? Should we be able to have them available with the imap? That would be sweet even though i use the gmail client, but still.

  • Chris

    What about labels in gmail? Should we be able to have them available with the imap? That would be sweet even though i use the gmail client, but still.

  • D. Williams

    Blackberry IMAP works wonderfully with GMAIL. Receiving messages was instant. I haven’t tested it with the GMAIL app, however.

  • D. Williams

    Blackberry IMAP works wonderfully with GMAIL. Receiving messages was instant. I haven’t tested it with the GMAIL app, however.

  • D. Williams

    Blackberry IMAP works wonderfully with GMAIL. Receiving messages was instant. I haven’t tested it with the GMAIL app, however.

  • D. Williams

    Blackberry IMAP works wonderfully with GMAIL. Receiving messages was instant. I haven’t tested it with the GMAIL app, however.

  • D. Williams

    Blackberry IMAP works wonderfully with GMAIL. Receiving messages was instant. I haven’t tested it with the GMAIL app, however.

  • Matt

    On what system do bis and gmail work wonderfully? On BIS via ATT mail isn’t synchronized back with the gmail account and sent items appear in your inbox. Not wonderful in my book. Hopefully it gets better.

  • Matt

    On what system do bis and gmail work wonderfully? On BIS via ATT mail isn’t synchronized back with the gmail account and sent items appear in your inbox. Not wonderful in my book. Hopefully it gets better.

  • Rob

    Just switched from Bell to Rogers using our corporate IMAP. With Bell we’d wait 15 minutes for emails. With Rogers, I get emails on my BB before Outlook!

  • Rob

    Just switched from Bell to Rogers using our corporate IMAP. With Bell we’d wait 15 minutes for emails. With Rogers, I get emails on my BB before Outlook!

  • Andrew

    Does RIM publish instructions on how to use the BIS IMAP option?

  • Andrew

    Does RIM publish instructions on how to use the BIS IMAP option?

  • http://www.bb.com.do/ Yaqui Nunez

    After reading this article I turned on IMAP on my Gmail and it lags for the famous 10-15 minutes before I see it in my BB. My carrier is Orange in the Dominican Republic.

  • http://www.bb.com.do Yaqui Nunez

    After reading this article I turned on IMAP on my Gmail and it lags for the famous 10-15 minutes before I see it in my BB. My carrier is Orange in the Dominican Republic.

  • http://vowe.net/ Volker Weber

    Telnet to port 143 of your IMAP server. Tell the server “a001 CAPABILITY” and then “a002 LOGOUT”. It will list all capabilities. If IDLE is listed, you are good.

  • http://vowe.net/ Volker Weber

    Telnet to port 143 of your IMAP server. Tell the server “a001 CAPABILITY” and then “a002 LOGOUT”. It will list all capabilities. If IDLE is listed, you are good.

  • http://thatpixelgeek.com/ Ron

    I noticed immediate email starting around Sept 4th, but recently it has stopped. Only getting updates every 15 mins. T-mobile in US using Gmail IMAP. Anyone else having this problem?

  • http://thatpixelgeek.com Ron

    I noticed immediate email starting around Sept 4th, but recently it has stopped. Only getting updates every 15 mins. T-mobile in US using Gmail IMAP. Anyone else having this problem?

  • s

    my gmail imap started receiving instantly on my blackberry last week (March 2009) but as of today, back to 15 min delay!
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  • s

    my gmail imap started receiving instantly on my blackberry last week (March 2009) but as of today, back to 15 min delay!
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