Setting up GandiMail on your Blackberry

Blackberry devices all use proxy connections via RIM's network. The reason is for enhanced security of the device itself on the mobile EDGE/3G/HSPDA network since all communication between the device and the proxy is encrypted. There are two forms of Blackberry service available: Blackberry Internet Service, and Blackberry Enterprise Service.

Blackberry Enterprise Service (Corporate)

If you have the Blackberry Enterprise Service (usually for corporate email systems), then your company mail administrator has full control over the blackberry device's configuration and mail settings. (Additionally, all traffic end-to-end between the Blackberry device and the enterprise server at the company itself is encrypted.) Blackberry devices using the Blackberry Enterprise service are generally locked to the corporate email service, so for most models you would not be able to use these for “third-party” mail services. Additionally the blackberry administrator in the case of the Enterprise Service may well have set enhanced security policies to prevent installation of 3rd party applications.

Blackberry Internet Service

On the other hand, if you have the Blackberry Internet Service, then you should be able to configure POP3 or IMAP settings for your Gandi Mail email account. You just need to ensure that the main standard settings are correct (and the way to do this varies across the different Blackberry models, so you would need to check the manual for your model). The main settings are:

  • IMAP or POP Server:
  • Username: Your full email address
  • Password: The password you provided when creating your mailbox

There is usually an option to use SSL or TLS encryption, and generally you should use this as well.

Outgoing SMTP Server: Require Authentication: YES Username: (your full email address) Password: (the password provided when creating your mailbox)

Use SSL or TLS should be set to yes. You should also use the standard ports: 25, 465 or 587.

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Last modified: 06/22/2012 at 03:35 by Amy B. (Gandi)