Blackberry users: how to set up with gmail

Hi blackberry users,

Despite the iPhone’s latest popularity (over one million sold), I still find blackberry pagers superior in emails because at the end of day, reliable speedy communication is all what it matters and not to mention, blackberry does have a solid form factor that is tough, compact and uses hard keys, which is much friendlier for your thumbs.

If you’ve been using blackberry email address like for your pager, you might want to consider setting up with gmail. Why is that? the backup. After you set your blackberry up with gmail, everything is copied to and you won’t lose your data, should your blackberry become missing.

Let’s get to it.

For AT&T users

Go to

Create an account if you haven’t. It is separate from your billing account.

Click on ‘Set up Account’ under Add An Existing Email Account.

Fill in your gmail account and your password. There is no need to set up POP, IMAP or anything like that.

Your account is set up! but there is one more thing you might want to make. Sent messages will be forwarded to your blackberry every time you send a message. It’ll get annoying, so you will need to set up a filter.

So, after you set up an email account, click on ‘Filters’, then create a filter and name it ‘sent’.

Change the dropdown to ‘From’ field. Put down your gmail address in the field after ‘contains’. Then click on ‘Do not forward messages to device.”

Click on ‘Save’.

Now you’re really all done! happy thumbing. :-)