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    Setup IMAP e-mail account?

    The US Army has put a smackdown on e-mail aggregators, so no more AKO e-mail for military guys via the Blackberry aggregator. My question is...does anyone know how to use IMAP settings for e-mail? IMAP is allowed by the Army, but I don't know of any program for blackberry that can use IMAP.
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    i'm sorry I don't know anything about IMAP but I have a suggestion for you;

    if your on a bis you can go to your carriers bis site and set up a direct to your berry email.

    if you google say vzw + bis and set up an account from there you can create an email
    something like username@verizon.blackberry.net

    just a thought
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    Hey pork, I ran into this, but not coming up with anything else that may help... Gmail IMAP is here, but BlackBerry users may want to stick with POP | The Mobile Gadgeteer | ZDNet.com Once I find something you will be sure to know first :fing02:

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    Quote Originally Posted by smcoldbb View Post
    i'm sorry I don't know anything about IMAP but I have a suggestion for you;

    if your on a bis you can go to your carriers bis site and set up a direct to your berry email.

    if you google say vzw + bis and set up an account from there you can create an email
    something like username@verizon.blackberry.net

    just a thought
    I can't forward e-mail to a non .mil account...so that one is out

    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
    Hey pork, I ran into this, but not coming up with anything else that may help... Gmail IMAP is here, but BlackBerry users may want to stick with POP | The Mobile Gadgeteer | ZDNet.com Once I find something you will be sure to know first :fing02:
    I tried setting up without password, but it keeps asking for one. It looks like I need a different e-mail program, such as Outlook, actually on my Storm to do this.:angryfire:
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    Sorry Pork I am little confused by your question. Are you trying set up an additional IMAP account or your trying to get email from IMAP forward to your .mil account? Can you explain a little better to help you with this.

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    I am trying to access my .mil account on my storm. The only "approved" method involves IMAP. It appears I need an IMAP mail client installed on my Storm to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkrind View Post
    I am trying to access my .mil account on my storm. The only "approved" method involves IMAP. It appears I need an IMAP mail client installed on my Storm to do this.
    Pork you do not need a special IMAP mail client. Your .mil account should already be IMAP ready. For example, Gmail is imap.gmail.com because that is their incoming server name.

    Do you the settings for you .mil account. I mean is it on BIS account that you can access through your PC. If so the process is quite easy. Let us know.

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    Yes I have the settings and it uses ssl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkrind View Post
    Yes I have the settings and it uses ssl.
    That's fine, were you using POP before that. I mean did your server name look like pop.XXXX/mil

    If so just change it to imap.XXXX.mil

    Your outgoing server name will not change only your incoming one.

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    Where do I make those changes at?
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    I must not know how to access my vzw BIS account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkrind View Post
    Where do I make those changes at?
    You can either do it on your phone or if you're at PC just go to following and login:

    BlackBerry Internet Service

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    Apparently I don't know what my BIS username is!! I'm trying to get it from vzw on the phone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkrind View Post
    Apparently I don't know what my BIS username is!! I'm trying to get it from vzw on the phone now.
    Sounds good let us know.

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    That's it...I give! Been on the phone for 20min waiting for someone to pick up. Then went to the BIS site via the Storm and got to the e-mail settings. It will only let me change the incoming server. I can't change designation from POP3 to IMAP and I can't change the port number. Maybe I have to wait for Uncle Sam to actually cut off the service on the 24th before I can use IMAP?:dunno:
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkrind View Post
    That's it...I give! Been on the phone for 20min waiting for someone to pick up. Then went to the BIS site via the Storm and got to the e-mail settings. It will only let me change the incoming server. I can't change designation from POP3 to IMAP and I can't change the port number. Maybe I have to wait for Uncle Sam to actually cut off the service on the 24th before I can use IMAP?:dunno:
    Try calling vzw later in the evening you should be able to get through more quickly.

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    Here is an excerpt from what started this:
    Results of a recent security audit have identified you as using POP or IMAP
    to receive your AKO e-mail through a mail aggregator system such as Google
    mail, Blackberry, or Team ON.

    This action not only creates a security risk but also sets the conditions
    for a possible compromise of your AKO username and password credentials.

    Army regulations (AR 25-2 para 4-5a8) prohibit auto forwarding of official
    mail to non official accounts and from providing your AKO credentials to
    unauthorized individuals.

    To prevent this risk, and mitigate the potential for a possible compromise
    of AKO user credentials, on June 24, 2009 AKO will be blocking access to
    POP/IMAP from these types of sites.

    You may still use webmail (webmail.us.army.mil) or IMAP via a client such
    as Outlook, Outlook Express, or Thunderbird to retrieve your mail.
    From my experience, the problem is usually what you think isn't the problem...NEOLANTIS

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