Chapter 2. Email

Hacks 22–31: Introduction

Rather than building an organizer and then retrofitting email support onto it, Research In Motion designed the BlackBerry for email from the beginning and only then added support for other features. Highly secure, pushbased email is what has made the BlackBerry so popular in the business world. Every effort was made to allow users to efficiently process the mountain of email messages they receive daily. Email is great, but it can quickly become a burden—just go on vacation for a week without your BlackBerry and see what awaits you upon your return! There are a number of hidden features of the BlackBerry you can use to your advantage. You can clear a bunch of messages at once [Hack #22] , filter your messages [Hack #24] , and make your email doubly secure [Hack #28] .

The hacks in this chapter will let you get through your mail quickly when you’re on the go, so you won’t have a pile of unread mail when you get back to the office—you’ll have already read it on your BlackBerry.

Clear Your Inbox Quickly

Process hundreds of messages in one fell swoop.

If you forward all your messages to your BlackBerry, there has probably been a time where you’d like to process many of the messages in your inbox at once instead of clicking through each. Sometimes an errant automated task can send you hundreds of messages that you don’t need to read. At other times, you may have already read several messages using your email program on your PC, so you’d like to ...

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