| | 01-28-2010, 09:58 AM Thread Author #1
BES and IMAP folders.
I have five email accounts that I use regularly. The problem I have with the blackberry is that I cannot see the IMAP folders on the accounts.
Where this causes an issue is with sent mail. In order to have emails I send on the computer show up on the phone, I have to tell my email program to deposit them in the inbox folder. This causes a real mess. Also, I can't tell the blackberry to deposit items I send in the "sent" folder, or even the inbox, so emails I send on the phone will not show up in the "sent" IMAP folder of that particular email account.
With some research I find out that I need BES to do this. I contacted a bunch of BES resellers hoping to find one that would provide me with BES services that allow me to do this for under $50/mo.
I was told that I could only have ONE mailbox account on BES that I could see IMAP folders on, and Lanlogic even said I might try an iPhone as he was sure I could do that on it??
Is there seriously not a single way to manage IMAP folders on more than one email account on this device? Even if I pay for BES? I really love push email but I can't let my email continue to spiral down the clusterfizzle it will become if sent mail from one machine doesn't show up on the phone and vice versa. There are times when people call and it is critical I can search sent mail and know what was sent out to who and when, right on the spot. There are times when I need to do this at home as well. I need to be able to have all my mail on both devices.
You can only have one account on the blackberry that you can see the subfolders on – this is one account that is on the blackberry enterprise server. All other accounts would have to be added to the BIS and you’d only have access to the inbox folder. So basically you’d use one domain as a primary and the rest would all be on the BIS.
Until an expert here tells me otherwise I refuse to believe the blackberry is email crippled compared to an iPhone.