BIS customers now getting instant IMAP e-mail

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)

Posted by Simon Sage in News

Comments [11 Responses]

September 4th, 2008 at 9:23 am

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

September 4th, 2008 at 11:00 am

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.

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September 4th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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September 5th, 2008 at 10:16 am

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!

Yaqui Nunez
September 5th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

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.

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