In the modern world of business and digital social interaction, being able to check and respond to e-mails in a timely fashion is a must, and that's one reason the BlackBerry comes in so handy. As many tech-savvy types know, nothing makes life easier than knowing an e-mail that couldn't be finished before rushing out the door can be finished on the go with the help of a small handheld device. For those of you who aren't already in on the secret, these steps will allow you to synchronise e-mail with your BlackBerry, including unfinished draft e-mails.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- BlackBerry Desktop software
- Computer with Internet
Boot up the Blackberry Desktop Software on a computer that is connected to the Internet. You may have to set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection in order for this to successfully connect with the Blackberry Enterprise Server. Once this is complete, launch the Blackberry Desktop Software. If you are using a PC, this should appear at the under the "Start" menu; if you're on a Mac, you should be able to find it using the "Finder" feature. Make sure that the software is installed completely so that your BlackBerry is synced with your computer.
Open the screen called "Messages" on your BlackBerry. Choose "Options" from the menu, and then choose "Email Reconciliation."
Click the button "Wireless Reconcile" in order to synchronise the e-mails on your BlackBerry with those on your computer. Make sure that the "On" button is selected to ensure that wireless reconciliation stays active.
Go to the synchronisation settings option and enable synchronisation in two directions. This will ensure that any changes made to e-mails on your Blackberry will be reflected within the email applications that you use and vice versa.
Return to the main menu of your BlackBerry and choose the icon that lets you configure certain e-mail providers with your device. Find your provider and follow the particular steps in order to integrate your device with your provider's e-mail services. If your provider allows you to save draft e-mails, you should now be able to switch back and forth between your BlackBerry and your computer mid-draft.
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