Messaging: BlackBerry Curve 8900

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E-mail

How to add a POP3 or IMAP e-mail account

To set up an e-mail account in the e-mail client, follow these steps:

 

Note: To receive e-mail messages, you must sign up for a BlackBerry® data plan.

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.

3. Scroll to and select Manage Internet E-mail.

4. Select Email Accounts.

5. Scroll to and select Add An Email Account.

6. From E-mail address, enter your e-mail address.

7. Scroll to and select password.

8. Enter your password.

9. Scroll to and select Next.

10. Select an account type, if prompted.

11. Enter the following information, if prompted:

  • E-mail server: Enter the e-mail server address for the ISP (example, mail.ispname.com). Contact your ISP if you need more help.
  • Username: Username of the account.
  • Outlook Web Access URL: Enter the Web address for your Microsoft® Outlook account.
  • Account Name: Enter the mailbox name for your Microsoft Outlook account.
  • Use SSL: Enable the Secure Sockets Layer encryption for retrieving messages from the account, if your ISP supports it.

12. Scroll to and select Next.

  • A confirmation screen opens.

13. Select OK.

 

How to create a new BlackBerry® Internet E-mail (BIE) account from the device

 

To create a new BlackBerry® Internet E-mail (BIE) account from the device, follow these steps:

 

Note: You can create a new BlackBerry e-mail account with the e-mail address username@tmo.blackberry.net.

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.

3. Scroll to and select Manage Internet Email.

4. Select Email Accounts.

5. Scroll to and select Create A BlackBerry Email Address.

6. Enter the username that you want to appear before the @ symbol in your e-mail address.

7. Scroll to and select Next.

 

How to change e-mail account settings

 

To change the settings for an e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select Options.

5. Select one of the following:

  • General Options: To change general message settings.
  • Email Settings: To change the following settings:
    • Enable HTML Email
    • Download images automatically
    • Confirm Delivery
    • Confirm Read
    • Send Read Receipts
  • Email Filters: To change filter settings.
  • Email Reconciliation: To change the following settings:
    • Delete On
    • Wireless Reconcile
    • On Conflicts
  • Spell check: To change spell check settings.

 

 

How to delete e-mail accounts - Software version 5.0

To delete an e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu Menu_key.pngkey.
  2. Scroll to and select Settings.
  3. Scroll to and select Manage Internet Email.
  4. Scroll to and select the e-mail address you want to delete.
  5. Select Delete.
  6. Select Yes to confirm.

 

How to delete e-mail accounts - Software version 4.x

To delete an e-mail account, follow these steps:

    1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select Tools.
    2. Scroll to and select Setup Internet E-mail.
    3. Under Services, select E-mail Accounts.

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    1. Scroll to and select the desired e-mail account you want to delete.

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    1. Select Delete and press the trackwheel to delete the integrated e-mail account from BIE.

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How to delete e-mail messages

 

To delete e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the message.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Scroll to and select Delete.

6. Select Delete.

 

How to switch between e-mail accounts

 

To switch between e-mail accounts, follow these steps:

 

Note: Each e-mail address has a separate icon on the Home screen.

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the desired e-mail icon.

 

How to turn on or turn off e-mail alerts from the device

 

To turn on or turn off e-mail alerts, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Profiles icon.

3. Scroll to and select Advanced.

4. Scroll to and select the active profile.

5. Scroll to and select Messages [your e-mail address].

6. Scroll to and select Ring Tone.

7. Perform one of the following actions:

  • Scroll to and select the desired sound.
  • Scroll to Browse… to select a sound from another location.

 

8. Press the Menu key.

9. Select Save.

 

How to attach media files to e-mail messages

 

To attach files to e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Select Compose Email.

5. Scroll to To.

6. Enter the contact's e-mail address.

7. Press the trackball.

8. Scroll to Subject.

9. Enter the subject of the e-mail.

10. Scroll to the the message body.

11. Enter your message.

12. Press the Menu key.

13. Scroll to and select Attach File.

14. Select one of the following options:

  • With memory card: Select Media card, Blackberry, then the desired file.
  • Without memory card: Select Device memory, home, user, [desired option], then the desired file.

15. Press the trackball.

16. Select Send.

 

How to forward e-mail messages

 

To forward e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the message.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Scroll to and select Forward.

6. Scroll to To.

7. Enter the contact's e-mail address.

8. Press the trackball.

9. Scroll to the message body.

10. Enter your message.

11. Press the trackball.

12. Select Send.

 

How to read e-mail messages

 

To read e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the message.

 

How to reply to e-mail messages

 

To reply to e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the message.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Scroll to and select Reply.

6. Enter your message

7. Press the trackball.

8. Select Send.

 

How to send e-mail messages from the device

 

To write and send e-mail messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select Compose Email.

5. Scroll to the To field.

6. Enter the contact's e-mail address.

7. Press the trackball.

8. Scroll to Subject.

9. Enter the subject of the e-mail.

10. Scroll to the message body.

11. Enter your message.

12. Press the trackball.

13. Select Send.

 

Account - Transferring an existing e-mail account to a new BlackBerry device

  1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select All.
  2. Scroll to and select Setup.
  3. Scroll to and select E-mail Accounts.
  4. Scroll to and select Internet Mail Account. You will receive a message that you must move your e-mail account(s) to set up e-mail on the device.
  5. Scroll to and select Move Email Accounts.
  6. Enter the e-mail password.
  7. Scroll to and select Continue.
  8. Select OK.

 

How combine or separate text messages (SMS) and picture message (MMS) from main e-mail box

 

To separate text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS) from the main e-mail box, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select the Messages icon.

2. Press the Menu key.

3. Scroll to and select Options.

4. Scroll to and select Inbox Settings.

5. Select or clear the SMS And MMS check box.

6. Press the Menu key.

7. Select Save.

 

How to switch between e-mail folders

 

To switch between e-mail folders within the e-mail account, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select View Folder.

5. Scroll to and select the desired folder.

 

How to refresh the e-mail inbox

 

To refresh the e-mail inbox and download new messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select Reconcile Now.

 

How to turn on / off an auto-signature

 

To turn auto-signature on or off, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the icon for the desired e-mail box.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select Options.

5. Scroll to and select Email Settings.

6. Scroll to and select Auto Signature.

7. Select Yes or No.

8. If turning on the auto-signature function, enter the information you would like to include in the signature.

9. Press the Menu key.

10. Scroll to and select Save.

 

 

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MMS (picture and video messaging)

How to delete picture messages (MMS)

 

To delete picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the picture message.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Scroll to and select Delete.

6. Select Delete.

 

How to read picture messages (MMS)

 

To read picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Messages icon.

3. Scroll to and select the picture message you want to read.

 

How to send saved pictures as picture messages (MMS)

 

To send saved pictures as picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select Media.

3. Scroll to and select Pictures.

4. Scroll to and select All Pictures.

5. Scroll to and select the picture you want to send.

6. Press the Menu key.

7. Scroll to and select Send As MMS.

8. Scroll to and select a contact.

  • Note: To send to an undefined contact:

1. Scroll to and select [Use Once].

2. Select Phone.

3. Enter the phone number.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Select Continue.

9. Scroll to Subject.

10. Enter the subject.

11. Scroll to the message box.

12. Enter the message.

13. Press the Menu key.

14. Select Send.

 

How to take and send picture messages (MMS)

 

To take and send picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Right Convenience key on the side of the device.

2. Frame the subject.

3. Press the trackball.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Scroll to and select Send As MMS.

6. Scroll to and select a contact.

  • Note: To send to an undefined contact:

1. Scroll to and select [Use Once].

2. Select Phone.

3. Enter the phone number.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Select Continue.

7. Scroll to Subject.

8. Enter the subject.

9. Scroll to the message box.

10. Enter the message.

11. Press the Menu key.

12. Select Send.

 

How to take and send video messages (MMS)

 

To take and send video messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press Right Convenience key on the side of the device.

2. Press the Menu key.

3. Scroll to and select Video Camera.

4. Press the trackball to start recording.

5. Press the trackball again to stop recording.

6. Press the Menu key.

7. Scroll to and select Send As MMS.

8. Scroll to and select a contact.

  • Note: To send to an unlisted contact:

1. Scroll to and select [Use Once].

2. Select Phone.

3. Enter the phone number.

4. Press the Menu key.

5. Select Continue.

9. Scroll to Subject.

10. Enter a subject.

11. Scroll to the message box.

12. Enter the message.

13. Press the Menu key.

14. Select Send.

 

How to delete Voice Notes

 

To delete Voice Notes, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.

3. Scroll to and select Voice Notes.

4. Scroll to the voice note you want to delete.

5. Press the Delete key.

6. Select Delete to confirm.

 

How to record Voice Notes

 

To record Voice Notes, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Applications icon.

3. Scroll to and select the Voice Notes Recorder icon.

4. Press the trackball to begin recording

5. Press the trackball again to stop recording

6. Press the Escape key.

7. Scroll to and select Save.

 

How to record and send Voice Notes

 

Voice Notes are audio clips within multimedia messages (MMS), which allows you to leave a message without calling or leaving voicemail. To record and send Voice Notes, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Applications icon.

3. Scroll to and select the Voice Notes Recorder icon.

4. Press the trackball and begin speaking.

5. Press the trackball again when finished.

6. Scroll to and select the envelope icon.

7. Select one of the following options:

  • Send As Email:

1. In the To field, enter the contact’s e-mail address or begin to enter the contact’s name and then select from the list.

2. Enter your subject and message.

3. Press the trackball.

4. Select Send.

  • Send To Messenger Con…:

1. Select the desired contact.

2. Select OK.

  • Send as MMS:

1. Scroll to the contact or select [Use Once] to enter the contact’s phone number.

2. Enter your message.

3. Press the trackball.

4. Select Send.

 

 

 

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SMS (text messaging)

How to add, enter, or change the service center number

 

To add or change the text messaging (SMS) service center number, follow these steps:

Note: If the service center number is not correctly entered into the device, you cannot send text messages.

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.

3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.

4. Scroll to and select SMS Text.

5. Scroll to Service Center.

6. Press the Menu key.

7. Scroll to and select Clear Field.

8. Enter +12063130004.

9. Press the trackball.

10. Select Save.

 

How to delete text messages (SMS)

 

To delete text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select the Messages icon.

2. Scroll to the message that you want to delete.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Scroll to and select Delete.

5. Select Delete to confirm.

 

How to read text messages (SMS)

 

To read text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select the Messages icon.

2. Scroll to and select the desired message.

How to save a text messages to the SIM card

 

To save text messages (SMS) to the SIM card, follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.

2. Scroll to and select Settings.

3. Scroll to and select Options.

4. Scroll to and select SMS Text.

5. Scroll to Leave Messages on SIM Card and press the trackball.

6. Select Yes or No.

7. Press the Menu key.

8. Select Save.

 

How to write and send text messages (SMS)

 

To write and send text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

1. From the Home screen, scroll to and select the Messages icon.

2. Press the Menu key.

3. Scroll to and select Compose SMS Text.

4. Scroll to the To field.

5. Enter the name or phone number of the contact.

  • Contacts from the contacts list appear below.

6. Scroll to and select the contact.

7. Scroll to the message body.

8. Enter a message.

9. Press the trackball.

10. Select Send.

 

 

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Text entry method

Changing the text entry method is not supported

 

We're sorry, but this is not an available feature on your particular phone model.

 

How to cut, copy, or paste text

 

To cut, copy, or paste text in a text field or message, follow these steps:

 

1. From a message field, press and hold the Shift key.

2. Scroll the trackball to highlight the text.

3. Press the Menu key.

4. Select Copy.

5. Scroll the trackball to where you want to paste the text.

6. Press the Menu key.

7. Select Paste.

 

How to delete or erase text

 

To delete or erase text from a text field or message, press the Delete key.

 

How to enter symbols or numbers in a text field

 

To insert punctuation, numbers, and symbols while entering text on the device, follow these steps:

 

Insert a plus sign

  • When typing a phone number, press the letter O key.
  • To add a plus sign to a text message, press the Alt key and the letter O key.

Insert an at symbol (@)

  • Press the Alt key and the P key.

Insert a period (.)

  • Press the Alt key and the M key.

Insert a dash

  • Press the Sym key.
  • Scroll to and select and select the dash .

 

 

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