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BlackBerry Hacks by Dave Mabe

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Hack #67. Try Another Email Program

This third-party app boasts some nice features and lets you access mailboxes with POP or IMAP.

If you are a BlackBerry Enterprise Server user, then your administrator may restrict certain functions on your BlackBerry. One of the first features that a company may choose to restrict is the ability for your device to use multiple service books.

A service book enables your device to receive mail from a particular service, such as your BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the BlackBerry Web Client. If your company's IT policy restricts access to the BlackBerry Web Client, you may not be able to access your personal email accounts with the BlackBerry's built-in Mail application.

If your secondary mail account is accessible through a web interface, you may try using the BlackBerry Browser to access it. If you can't, you're not out of luck yet. Try this product from ReqWireless called EmailViewer. It is a fullfeatured email client that can access your email by using POP or IMAP.

Install and Use EmailViewer

Most third-party software packages offer over-the-air installs in addition to downloads for use with Application Loader. EmailViewer is no different and, like most, the over-the-air install is far more convenient.

Once installed, you need to set up your email accounts in the program. The navigation in EmailViewer is certainly not optimal. Most actions require a trackwheel click to access the menu, which takes a little getting used to. To set up your email account, ...

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