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BlackBerry E-mail Without Redirector

written by: Regina Woodard•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 4/22/2011

BlackBerry smartphones have been a popular part of the business world for years, allowing for professionals to stay informed when not in the office, and get e-mail delivered to their phones, but some users want to know how to get e-mail on a BlackBerry without using redirector. Learn how here.

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    BlackBerry phones have long been the popular choice for the business professional. The sleek design and features allow people to keep up to date and in the know on events even if they can't always be in the office. One of the ways of keeping in contact is of course using e-mail and for many business workers, this includes using the popular Microsoft Exchange software through the use of Microsoft's Outlook e-mail program.

    A redirector from BlackBerry allows these e-mails to go to your phone, but how do you get e-mail on your BlackBerry without using redirector? It is a question that crops up fairly often. Here, we'll look at what the redirector is and how to get e-mail when the Blackberry redirector is off.

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    What is a BlackBerry Redirector?

    Blackberry Email Without Redirector New BlackBerry users may go to the retail store or have their new phones delivered to their home and find inside the box a CD. This CD comes with every new BlackBerry phone, regardless of make or model, in order to help set up the phone for use. The BlackBerry Desktop Manager and various other third party applications and software will be on the disc to help you in getting the most out of your new phone.

    One of these programs will help you get your BlackBerry set up for receiving e-mail. The redirector function of the BlackBerry and PC software is a part of "push" technology. Push technology is what allows for e-mails and other updates to take place on cell phones and smartphones without having to be connected to a computer. This is one of the key factors in receiving e-mail from your e-mail client on your phone.

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    How to Get E-mail on My Blackberry Without Using Redirector

    For many people - both professional and personal users - Microsoft Outlook is the e-mail program of choice, especially when using an e-mail account that may have been issued by an Internet service provider (ISP). Outlook can also be used to get messages from a variety of different online e-mail clients, such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo. For anyone that has not only work and personal e-mail accounts, but a host of different e-mail addresses, having them all in one place can be handy.

    The way the redirector works is that it will scan Outlook for any new messages that come in and then will send those new updates to your phone. The problem with this is that you will need to keep your computer on 24 hours a day in order to ensure that you keep up to date. Those who might not want to keep their home computers on all day long may wonder how they will be able to get their e-mail then.

    • The easiest way to get e-mail when the BlackBerry redirector is off is set up Outlook mail (for instance, a work e-mail account) as a POP or IMAP account on your BlackBerry. This will allow you to receive your e-mail on your phone without having to leave your computer on.
    • BlackBerry users receive a free BIS/BWC e-mail address when they purchase their phone. Once this e-mail is set up, you can forward your Outlook e-mail to this address; there is no wait time to receive e-mails.
    • If you received your BlackBerry as part of a work contract, your office may use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which allows for syncing of e-mail, including sending, receiving, and deletion.
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    For BlackBerry users who want to get e-mails when their BlackBerry e-mail redirector is off, luckily, as you can see, there are a variety of ways in which they can receive their e-mail, but not have to leave their computers on. This is especially good for those who may receive their e-mails on their home computers or whose office environment wants to eliminate the waste of electricity by leaving every single computer on.

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