| | 07-18-2009, 02:36 AM Thread Author #1
Here's How-to Get Gmail IMAP Working with Tour 9630
I apologize for a double-post, but I wanted folks to benefit from this info here s well. http://forums.crackberry.com/showthr...02#post3085302
As you know, many have been making complaints about IMAP not working with their BlackBerry Tour as it should. It comes pre-configured to automatically activate gmail accounts simply by providing your email address and password. The most this did "imap-wise" was allow you to mark e-mail messages as "read." Deleting them had no affect on the gmail server. As well, all "imapism" was one way and not a two-way street. Meaning, only what you do on your device affects your gmail account, and not the other way around.
Well, with the way I've set IMAP up now, what happens on my gmail account, happens on my BB, and vice versa. Marking as read, deleting, returning emails to my inbox (instantly pushed and shows up as new emails on your device in this case), etc. The only thing I don't see available is labels. No biggie in my book though. This is still a great convenience. As well, we get to use our cool "Sent through out BlackBerry" signatures, and e-mail is now instantly pushed. LOL!
Here's what I did to set it up.
1. Got to Setup > Email Settings
2. Select to set up an "Other" email account
3. Enter your gmail username and put @bmail.com (anything other than gmail.com) for your email address
4. Enter your password
5. Click next
6. On the next screen, select "I will provide the settings..."
7. On the next screen, select "This is my personal..."
8. On the next screen, select "I will provide the settings..." (redundant right?)
9. Okay, this next screen is where the magic happens. Use the following settings.
Email address: put your CORRECT gmail email address.
User name: put the first part of your gmail email address (eg, email@example.com, put kingzee for the username)
Password: enter your gmail password
Email server: enter imap.gmail.com
10. Click next
Your account is successfully set up!
Instant email push
TRUE Two-way IMAP
Mark as read
Filter for your device
Send read receipts
Doesn't mark as read or delete on your device if done so in gmail.
You can REMOVE the Gmail App from your device now. But before you do... update below
Here's a great article that compares and contrasts Push Gmail vs Gmail App. In the end he went with Push Gmail, but still keeps the app installed in case he needs to make some unique changes (labels, etc).
Worthy read: Pushing your Gmail vs. the Gmail BlackBerry app | BB Geeks