I’ve been using a BlackBerry for many years now. It has always annoyed me that it takes 15 minutes for emails to arrive when using a pop3 email account. Today I figured out a way to get all emails on my BB instantaneously, even when using a pop3 account and not using a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. And it was so simple.
All T-Mobile BlackBerrys come with one dedicated BB email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Emails sent to this address arrive immediately on the phone. I assume other carriers have a similar email account.
Instead of having my BlackBerry retrieve emails from my pop3 accounts, I now have my pop3 accounts send a copy of every email to my tmo.blackberry.net account. As far as I can tell, everything functions exactly the same as before…except now the emails arrive instantaneously.
Although I believe there are more sophisticated ways of doing this (e.g., using IMAP instead of pop3), I found this to be a very simple solution.
I thought I kicked the CrackBerry addiction, but I guess some habits are hard to break.
If you have other BlackBerry tips, please share them.