30 day email limit on BB10?
Anyone heard if BB10 also has the 30-day limit on emails. Haven't seen any reference to it in reviews, which is odd considering BB10 is derived from the same OS that has that limit.Acer Asprie S755-6832, Playbook, Samsung SII HD LTE, HTC One v
- 02-02-2013, 12:27 AM #4
others reported the 30 days limit on the activesync settings, no forever setting. Some same it depends on the account but on my android devices i have no limit and on the PB i am limited to 30 days. I dont have a bb10 device to try out yet and test so i cant say for sure there.
- 02-02-2013, 12:51 AM #6• That's Phill… with 2 L's ☺
OP here. What I was referring to was PB's 30-limit on keeping emails (not retrieving them). After 30 days, PB eliminates old emails. Thus, you don't get to keep email for longer than 30 days on the PB. So my question is, does the same apply to BB10. I can't imagine Rim would make such a colossal error, but then I can't imagine why it restricts email to 30 on the PB either.
PS. I am aware PB can access older emails via Ghost Commander, but that is so lame.Acer Asprie S755-6832, Playbook, Samsung SII HD LTE, HTC One v
- 02-02-2013, 10:00 AM #10
My understanding was that even though active sync removed messages from the playbook after 30days, if you put a query into the search field it should poll the server and return all results.. that would be just fine for me.. if I need something that old I'm gonna search for it, not scroll through thousands of messages.. BUT i'm not finding that to be the case.. when I search on my playbook it only finds results during the past 30 days.. can anyone else confirm?
- 02-02-2013, 10:04 AM #12
- Acer Asprie S755-6832, Playbook, Samsung SII HD LTE, HTC One v
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-03-2013, 05:16 PM #16
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There is legitimate reason to limit to 30 days, ie., for business users, however it is bone-head to think all business users want such limits much less non-business users. Bb should have a security opt-out on setup that will allow a 90-day and forever settings on email, and the ability for superuser access.
A overly hardened system is as ill-functional and imprudent as overly open ones. Users want to have options.
I have discarded using Messages a year ago for a sideloaded Android app, and have the functions and options I expect and need. And regular updated features to boot.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-03-2013, 05:40 PM #17
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Yes, I'm using an Android app as well. Works well. Only problem with that approach is I can't configure it to install my Yahoo contacts - a problem that many others are having. Almost 2 years in to the PB, and RIM still can't do email.
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02-11-2013, 08:55 AM #19
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30 day max sync?
I use gmail with the BB10 and have it set up with many different folders for different contracts. These contracts often run longer than 2 months and referencing to the details in the folders (or simply messages over 30 days) is required. I think that BB should have an option for "forever" sync.
- 02-18-2013, 04:27 AM #23
You people who say that you can see very old messages on your devices, are you using Gmail? If not, who is your email provider and what email protocol/syncing method are you using for those accounts?
Because without a dedicated app (ie built-in Gmail app for Android) it is extremely resource-intensive to try to synchronize a busy mailbox going back 10 years and keep it all on the device. Even desktop apps often bog-down if the person has a gigantic mailbox.
Apple had a "days to sync" option for EAS-linked accounts which had a theoretically "unlimited" option, but it appears that Apple doesn't promote that (see this Apple KB link where it is not even mentioned, implies 30 days is the max), and the operator of the server can override it anyway. (Users trying to sync multi-GB mailboxes are a big resource hog so it's understandable why many sysadmins limit that)
Dedicated apps don't have the same issue because they can use proprietary methods to access the webmail contents and use its indexes and so on.
Maybe that unlimited or "forever" option in iOS is why iOS 6.1 devices have been causing so many problems with MS Exchange servers that businesses have been blocking Apple devices en-masse to protect their systems.
- 02-18-2013, 11:45 AM #24
i just use the default android app for my hotmail and can go back to 2001 in one of my folders. There isnt much in the folder, maybe 200-300 emails at most. I dont have that folder synced though so it takes maybe a minute to bring them all up
- 02-18-2013, 11:43 PM #25
One support doc I ran across yesterday discussing usage of iPhones for email in a school system suggested that the "forever" option in iOS for MS Exchange accounts worked OK...... as long as you only had no more than 100 messages in your inbox.
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