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I'm thinking about getting the Blackberry Storm but want to know if it can be set up with two separate email accounts - my personal and work one. I've never had a Blackberry before and can't find the …
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I'm thinking about getting the Blackberry Storm but want to know if it can be set up with two separate email accounts - my personal and work one. I've never had a Blackberry before and can't find the answer anywhere. Does any know??
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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You get a Blackberry account with a service provider. You can administrate it online and I think its on there you enter your details for each email account you want to pull emails from and have them pushed out to your blackberry device.....I think!
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Ooh right, no where said that! I thought it was just going to be a normal mobile account with a data plan added on top! That sounds good though, as long as I don't have to pick one email account or the other for the device!
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03bintls
Ooh right, no where said that! I thought it was just going to be a normal mobile account with a data plan added on top! That sounds good though, as long as I don't have to pick one email account or the other for the device!


Nope, completely different from other mobile email/data plans. Basically your Blackberry has a device number (or a PIN as its often referred to). This is what gets registered on the service providers Blackberry Server so it knows to identify you. The account thats set up to accompany the registration allows you to enter your pop3 mail account details etc and polls your email accounts every so often and then pushes them out to your blackberry device. Your default email address will be one that you are asked to make up depending on the service provider you go with, for example joe.bloggs at o2.co.uk this would be your default or initial email account, you'd then log on and add your own ones.

With regards to the data plan. Once your on a Blackberry tariff then its more or less unlimited data plan, obviously within reasonable use T&Cs But its pretty much on permanently with a Blackberry, thats how it notifies you that you have emails.

Hope this helps. Cheers.
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StevenA2000_uk
You get a Blackberry account with a service provider. You can administrate it online and I think its on there you enter your details for each email account you want to pull emails from and have them pushed out to your blackberry device.....I think!


That's right. I've got a work blackberry on T-Mobile and I can access my hotmail and gmail accounts on it. The T-Mobile push account is accessed here
#5
What is the setup for your work e-mail account?

John
#6
Thanks very much for the info people! I'll be going with Vodafone but I'm sure it'll be similar to T-Mobile.

Johnmcl7
What is the setup for your work e-mail account?

John


My work account is a Microsoft Exchange account and I need the running on the device at the same time as a gmail account. I was hoping to get it set up in a way much like you can with MS Outlook - where emails for the different account go to different inbox's and each can be managed separately. I'll go into a Vodafone store and have a play once it comes out, but I guess the staff will just tell me what I want to hear so they get a sale!
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What external access do you have to your work mail? If you use Outlook over VPN to connect to your work account then you're probably not going to be able to use the BB to connect, either you need to have POP access or your company needs to be running a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES)

John
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Johnmcl7
What external access do you have to your work mail? If you use Outlook over VPN to connect to your work account then you're probably not going to be able to use the BB to connect, either you need to have POP access or your company needs to be running a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES)

John


They are defo running a BES, I've seen references to it on the intranet.

But after all this I found out today that they don't let personal devices connect to their network. I'm going to get it anyway and hope there is some way round it!! Hehe.
#9
BES is actually pretty expensive anyway, 28 pounds per month to add to your existing tariff - also it would configure your Blackberry with all your work's policies adn gives them a level of control and access to your device. The company I work for are restrictive over external e-mail access which means the only way is either through a laptop conneced over VPN with normal Outlook or with a BB through BES. It doesn't sound like your company is much different in that regard, to work with BIS your company would need to support POP which I doubt they'd do if they have BES.

...do you really want work mail anyway all the time? ;)

John
#10
Ooh. Its suddenly got very very complicated!!! I'll get it, cause I fancy a new gadget anyway, and let you know how I get on! I guess as long as I get it working with my personal gmail account all is not lost!
#11
You should be fine with Gmail - you'll pick up the Blackberry lingo in no time plus there's plenty of support out there for them.

John
#12
Is it only POP3 or could I set up an IMAP account to sync with work?

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