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  1. dagerlach's Avatar
    Crackberry Faithful,

    I went and bought the BB10 from Tmobile this afternoon. While I don't live in a cave, I was surprised to find that RIM/Blackberry will no longer maintain my tmo.blackberry email address. This may not seem a big deal to most, but I count on having a secure email address that isn't picked through by google, yahoo, microsoft, CIA and FBI. I want security and privacy. RIM really has let me down on this. Their solution is one year of mail forwarding; bovine excrement!!! To me, I might as well have an Apple or Android. I am pissed no one mentioned this. Anybody else irritated about this?

    David
    04-13-13 08:49 PM
  2. MidnightWatcher's Avatar
    No.

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 08:51 PM
  3. WormB1735's Avatar
    Nope.

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 08:51 PM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    this was known since release but yes i have seen some other people post about it. If you have to have that email address then you need BIS and a legacy device
    John Pawling likes this.
    04-13-13 08:51 PM
  5. Gatmyer's Avatar
    Sorry bro. Move on. Is what it is.
    04-13-13 08:52 PM
  6. eman29's Avatar
    I was suprised too actually.
    I had no idea until I set up the phone.
    I was forced to make a gmail account and have that act as the forward for the blackberry address.
    Strips a lot of the 'blackberry' feeling from it.
    So the address expires after one year?
    thanks I didnt know that.
    better start switching addresses.
    04-13-13 08:53 PM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    You know they can get at your BIS email too if they want to.
    RichardAitch likes this.
    04-13-13 08:54 PM
  8. kfh227's Avatar
    If they want to go against the likes of Google, wouldn't supporting e-mail with a BBRY type address make sense?
    04-13-13 08:56 PM
  9. anon(5828343)'s Avatar
    I had the same reaction when I turned on my newly acquired Z10. Lots of folks are in the same boat. There was even a highly critical article in the Straits Times in Singapore about this and how many small business people in that market have chosen not to go with the Z10 due to this "oversight".

    It's hard to "get over" this when BIS was such a critical element in BB in the first place.
    boi2012 likes this.
    04-13-13 08:59 PM
  10. dagerlach's Avatar
    I spent quite awhile complaining to RIM this afternoon about this issue. I don't expect a change, but to me this is one of the many features that come with a RIM device.
    boi2012 likes this.
    04-13-13 09:00 PM
  11. zten's Avatar
    I spent back hour trying to figure out how to make a @rogers.blackberry.net email only to find out I wasn't able to. Kind of disappointing since I really like this email it was very secure.

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 09:01 PM
  12. EauRouge's Avatar
    If the authorities need to, they can get at any email. I don't see why this is of utmost importance.
    04-13-13 09:33 PM
  13. tjseaman's Avatar
    Not an issue here.

    Posted via CB10
    E_the_CameraMan likes this.
    04-13-13 09:39 PM
  14. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Without revenue via BIS, I don't think dedicated email is possible. If you want the least evil, I would recommend getting an outlook account. If BlackBerry no longer satisfies your needs then get an iOS or Android phone. If not any of those then I have no idea what to tell you.

    Fairwell, I guess.
    04-13-13 09:46 PM
  15. crohns's Avatar
    Not an issue for me, but for certain people I can see why it's important
    04-13-13 09:49 PM
  16. zten's Avatar
    Without revenue via BIS, I don't think dedicated email is possible. If you want the least evil, I would recommend getting an outlook account. If BlackBerry no longer satisfies your needs then get an iOS or Android phone. If not any of those then I have no idea what to tell you.

    Fairwell, I guess.
    We still pay for a blackberry data plan.

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 09:53 PM
  17. radlink14's Avatar
    Isn't Gmail secure?

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 09:55 PM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar
    We still pay for a blackberry data plan.

    Posted via CB10
    My understanding though is that it goes to the carrier. I don't pay for one here in the U.S., I use the same data package as my 920.
    04-13-13 09:56 PM
  19. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Isn't Gmail secure?

    Posted via CB10
    Google still scans it for their personalized ads. They then give you ads from retailers based on what they find.
    04-13-13 09:56 PM
  20. Bonnie Bonzai's Avatar
    Nope, I rarely used my BlackBerry address anyway.
    04-13-13 10:02 PM
  21. fragment137's Avatar
    I'm sure RIM.. errr.. BBRY had their reasons for cancelling their email service. I can certainly understand and appreciate the utter inconvenience of switching emails. That being said, it's not a deal breaker by any means.

    If I might say, I've had a Gmail account for years now, and not once has my privacy been violated. Quite frankly if Google is gathering information from my gmail account all they'll see is links to secure sites they can't reach anyway, so who cares?
    John Pawling likes this.
    04-13-13 10:25 PM
  22. QuantumQnx's Avatar
    I spent quite awhile complaining to RIM this afternoon about this issue. I don't expect a change, but to me this is one of the many features that come with a RIM device.
    This is not actually BlackBerry's fault. Blame the carriers. They forced BlackBerry to abandon bis and BlackBerry email because they didn't want to pay for it.

    I miss bis too but there are enough email providers. I wouldn't get hung up on it.

    Posted via CB10
    04-13-13 10:33 PM
  23. RazzBerry's Avatar
    This was a carrier decision and not RIM's decision
    04-13-13 10:38 PM
  24. chiniki's Avatar
    I had the same reaction when I turned on my newly acquired Z10. Lots of folks are in the same boat. There was even a highly critical article in the Straits Times in Singapore about this and how many small business people in that market have chosen not to go with the Z10 due to this "oversight".


    It's hard to "get over" this when BIS was such a critical element in BB in the first place.
    RIGHT! LOL
    04-13-13 10:42 PM
  25. xweb10's Avatar
    If security and reliability are a concern, PAY for an email account from a reputable provider. I suggest Rackspace Email. $2 per month is peanuts. Or better yet, $10 for exchange. You can get Exchange hosting directly from Microsoft for only $4 per month.

    I find that the service offerings are much better when their is a cost involved. If Gmail or outlook.com go down you have no grounds for complaint. It was free!
    John Pawling likes this.
    04-13-13 10:42 PM
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