Most of the Blackberries sold on the market come with the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS). What’s so special about it? Well, Blackberry devices, unlike other phones, are integrated with its Push Mail technology through BIS. New emails, contact numbers and calendars are pushed to your mobile phone automatically, as soon as it arrives into your mailbox. Through BIS, your emails will also be scanned from viruses.
“The BlackBerry Internet Service, or BIS, allows BlackBerry users to access the Internet and POP3/IMAP/Outlook Web Access email accounts without connecting through a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The service is usually provisioned through your mobile phone service provider, though Research In Motion (RIM) (BlackBerry’s developer) actually runs the service. This service uses RIM’s proprietary push technology (in contrast with SyncML-based push technologies such as Funambol) to the BlackBerry devices over cellular carriers; BIS retrieves email from mail servers via POP3 or IMAP is done via polling.”
Using BIS, you can integrate your phone with no more than 10 POP or IMAP accounts. To begin, please choose your Telco from Blackberry’s main website. For more setup guidelines, check this out.
When you’re asked, “What is your Mail Server?” enter imap.emailsrvr.com, running on port 143. Your outgoing mail server is smtp.emailsrvr.com, running on port 587. The username is your full email address.
For those Blackberry owners without a BIS plan, you can download a third party email client called Tiggitmail. This software is not free.
If you wish to learn more about the BIS plan, check this out:
Maxis Blackberry Internet Service
Blackberry without BIS BES is nothing!
2 thoughts on “Blackberry Email Setup Guide”
The steps are: –
1. under setup, click on email settings
2. click ‘add’
3. click on ‘other’
4. enter your email add and password, the bb device will search and try to setup, it will most likely fail
5. the words, ‘I will provide the settings’ will appear, click on it
6. set up your email account accordingly, you will need to key in the email server and your username
7. click on next to proceed, and yes, your email account is set up
should work on all domains (i think)
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