With all the new users and even some of us who have had our BlackBerry for a while, we tend to forget one of the most important features of our BlackBerry: the Email. I’m going to walk you through the Email Set Up and the important parts of it.
The pic you see first is the Set Up Email icon. This is the icon you set your email up with. When you click on it, you will see the following screen:
This is the next thing you’ll see. I recommend opening up your BlackBerry email first since it’s a free one from BlackBerry. If you haven’t picked a BlackBerry Email, it will be waiting in the bottom of the email choices. There are two reasons that I endorse the BlackBerry email. The first is that it’s what we refer to as the Native Email of the device. Some apps will even need the native email or prefer the native email for it. The other reason is that it’s free, so why wouldn’t you want it?
When creating your BlackBerry email you’ll be asked for the user name you’d like, the password which you’ll enter twice, a secret question you can choose or create, the secret answer, and then submit. After your BlackBerry email you can add the other emails you have that you would like to receive on your BlackBerry.
This is the page where you can choose your Service Books to be sent. If you click the menu key you will see the Service Books option, and clicking on it brings you to the page you see here. Why does this matter? For a few reasons. When changing devices, or if you have a disruption of service, sending your Service Books will ensure that your email is working and that other features that rely on Service Books will also function correctly.
If you have a Gmail or Yahoo, and depending on which BIS you have available, with 5.0 on the device you have the Contacts you can sync and deleted email, and if you have the latest BIS, you will also have the option of syncing Calendar.