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BlackBerry Hacks by Dave Mabe

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Hack #29. Six Ways to Check Your Gmail

There are a variety of ways to check your Gmail account from your device.

Maybe you've had a Gmail account since Gmail invites were going for $50 on eBay; maybe you're a new user. So what is the best way to access it from your BlackBerry? Well, it depends. Are you a BES user? Does your IT policy restrict access to the BlackBerry Web Client? Does your carrier supply only a severely limited WAP browser? Even if you're in a high security environment, chances are you can access the world's best free email service. Here are six ways to access your Gmail from your BlackBerry.

Redirect Gmail to Your BES Account

If you are a BlackBerry Enterprise Server user, the quickest and easiest way to get your Gmail delivered to your device is by setting up your Gmail account to forward all your mail. In your Gmail account, go to Settings Forwarding and POP (see Figure 2-20). Select the option for Forward a copy of incoming mail to and fill in the email address of your BES account. You can choose to keep a copy of each email message in your Gmail inbox, archive a copy, or trash the Gmail copy. If you are going to access your Gmail using the other methods in this hack, go ahead and keep a copy of the message in your inbox.

Gmail's Forwarding and POP settings

Figure 2-20. Gmail's Forwarding and POP settings

Set Up POP and Use the BWC

If you feel a little queasy sending your personal Gmail messages to ...

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