- Main Mail view shows a combined/unified view of sent and received. There's an option to turn this off... It also stuffs other e-mail accounts in the unified view, so if you have Gmail account, you'll see that too.
Set up a Blackberry on campus
Blackberry policy recently changed on campus: whereas before the college would purchase a blackberry for some faculty, now the college requires individuals to purchase the blackberry themselves. We might be getting a lot of requests for help moving settings over to a new Blackberry.
The advantage of joining to the server is that email, contacts, and calendar is pushed down from the server. Instructions for staff / faculty who want to get a blackberry for use with our Enterprise Server:
- Contact Telephone Services to inform that you'll be buying a Blackberry.
- They'll create an account on the Blackberry server for you and set a password.
- They'll also give you instructions that you should take to the store for set-up.
- You'll receive a short, one-time authorization code that you need to activate your account on the server. (This is not related to your Middlebury password.)
- Buy a Blackberry with an Unlimited Data Plan for a Blackberry Enterprise Server. If the blackberry doesn't have the unlimited data plan, it won't be able to connect to our server.
- Open the Blackberry Setup Wizard => Email Setup, and choose the Blackberry Enterprise Server option. Here are the configuration settings:
- For email address, enter your normal Middlebury address.
- Enter the activation password that TelServ has given.
- If the email setup wizard asks for a server address, leave it blank.
- After entering the email setup information, choose Activate from the menu.
If the activation doesn't work,
- Verify that you chose the Blackberry Enterprise Server email set-up option, from within the Set-up Wizard application.
- Ensure that you are on the Unlimited Data Plan for a Blackberry Enterprise Server. Other data plans won't allow you to connect to our server.
- Great troubleshooting step: Take the battery out, put it back in.
- A blackberry can be reset to factory defaults! Try not to reset it unless absolutely necessary, as this requires telephone services to regenerate a password. It also wipes all 3rd party apps.