Native Email Vs Bridge Mail?
what are the advantages of having a native email? i use my emails using bridge fine but i'm thinking whether i should add accounts in my PB for the native email. what are the pros and cons of having it.
Tell us whether you use native or bridge email
Last edited by stark4; 04-14-2012 at 09:36 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-14-2012, 02:12 PM #3
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- Forget it
I personally don't use it, nor is it allowed on our work PBs, but I could see the use of it if you use your PB a lot out of the presence of your phone or don't keep Bridge enabled all the time.There are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report, ignore and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
- 04-14-2012, 03:15 PM #4
Pro: the native messaging looks beautiful.
- CrackBerry Master
04-14-2012, 03:31 PM #5
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- You don't have to use two batteries to read your mail
- Available if your phone's battery is dead
- Great formatting options
- Sometimes requires manual syncing with your BB.
- Security (with Bridge when the BT connection closes, your mail is not a concern anymore).
- CrackBerry User
04-14-2012, 04:43 PM #7
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i use the pb native email for my personal accounts, and the bridge for my work account. (having the ability to encrypt the phone memory, and SD card are a big plus)
whenever i bridge, all accounts are right there on the pb.
i still receive personal emails on the phone, but use the bridge options to only display my work email when bridged.
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- 04-15-2012, 09:35 AM #13
Native mostly, just cause its easier and more convenient to not have to connect my BlackBerry to it if all I want to do is go through some email. I do bridge my work phone on occasion though if I want to work on the bigger screen.
- 04-15-2012, 01:34 PM #17
If ones own a blackberry, native e-mail of the PB is great for three (and perhaps only three) things:
1. Formatting outgoing messages for non-BES routed messages.
2. Setting up accounts that you don't want (or are prohibited from having) on your Blackberry
3. Downloading attachments that may be too large for the Blackberry.
The significance of these three things will vary buy user, of course.
I set up the local e-mail client, but I am really wondering why. Bridge works while out and about, the local one does not. I have to manage both In Boxes. It is starting to seem rather silly to actively use both.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-15-2012, 01:40 PM #18
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I use the native e-mail for some accounts as a convenience, but use the bridge for some e-mail accounts that are my primary e-mail accounts on my BB phone. Mostly a work vs. personal thing really, but love having the choice as apposed to having little or no choice in the matter.
- 04-15-2012, 03:44 PM #19
I was a native email naysayer until I started using it. It is convenient and easy to read. It is NOT worth all the fuss it caused, at least to me. I dont have all my accounts on the Playbook so I still use the bridged email feature, it's still awesome.HAVE A GREAT PLAYBOOK DAY!
- CrackBerry Addict
04-15-2012, 03:52 PM #20
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The only reason why i prefer bridge email is landscape mode. Why on Earth did RIM release native email application without landscape is beyond me.Please sign this petition to bring Netflix to BlackBerry. Help your BlackBerry brothers and sisters.
- 04-27-2012, 09:03 AM #22
One feature I'd like to see is for the Bridge mail to be limited to only those email accounts that I display on my Blackberry Messages on the handheld homescreen. I only keep my work email under Blackberry Messages. I keep my home email under a separate folder on my Blackberry, and I also have home email on my Playbook native mail (along with ancillary email accounts). Its visually much better to read on the Playbook but I don't always have my PB with me so I also keep my home email on my Blackberry.
The upshot is that I read my home email on my P. Under native mail and my work email on my PB through the bridge. But the default email setting on the Bridge pulls my work and home emails together so I have to always re-select my work email account under the bridge.Z10, 10.0.10.684 -- Playbook 64gb, 18.104.22.1682 and Surface Pro 128
- CrackBerry Addict
04-27-2012, 09:29 AM #23
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Just got my Playbook last night..hooked it up via microHDMI-HDMI to my TV - and was using my 9930 as a remote..
When in the Native email app - I was able to enter an address/pick a contact, enter a text subject (using the 9930); however, I was unable to enter any text into the body of the message.
On the other hand - I was able to enter text to the body of the message (still using my 9930 as a remote) when using the BB Bridge app to access my 9930's messages..
Hopefully that made sense - has anyone else experienced this? Am I missing something or is that typical (doesn't seem like it should be)?
Doesn't seem like a big deal to me after reading this thread, though - apparently I should ditch using the Native PB email altogether.Items for sale..check them out and PM me if interested!