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    Question Don't want to get/read email on BB during work hours - best approach?

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    Hi all,

    I just got me a new Curve last week and loving it! This is my first BB, I had a Treo a while back (liked it) and an HTC Wing (Windows, mostly hated it).

    I successfully set it up to read my office email. Here's my problem: I typically read my email at the PC during most of the work day. I can turn off beeping/flashing notifications using a custom profile. But when I look at the screen, the new email counter icon is still there, and is very annoying. I don't want it there during office hours.

    Ideally, I want it to either synchronize the Opened/Unopened state with the server, or just completely ignore email during work hours. I wouldn't mind having to manually switch between settings, like switching profiles (and schedule-based auto-switching would be great). Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to achieve anything like this.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one with this usage pattern. How do others deal with this?

    Thanks!

    P.S. my email access is via Outlook Web Access (not a BES).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsNowOrNever View Post
    Dont look at the phone!
    but I can't, i's so pretty and slick and bright! :-)

    yeah, that's my solution right now, but I want something more graceful and smart... like the rest of my phone

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    Yeah, the only option may be to use the firewall during the day, which is under Options, Security, Firewall.

    You would probably have less issues if you didn't use the OWA because if you used Outlook within your office, the mail would not forward to your BB when Outlook is open (unless you had it set to forward anyway).

    Do you use OWA because you are remote or because you do not have access to Outlook?
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    I should have made my setup more clear, sorry. I use Outlook (connected to corporate Exchange) in the office. From home, I can use OWA. When I was setting up email on BB, it asked me at some point "are you accessing this account via OWA", and I asked me to enter the OWA URL and other info.

    I don't forward anything to BB, I'm guessing that's something BES users do, and I don't use BES.

    Also, my Outlook is always open 24/7 (because sometimes I use VPN and Remote Desktop, and so I just keep everything running on my office PC all the time).

    When I read email on the PC, the message stays Unopened on the BB. Why doesn't reconciliation take care of this?

    I think I might use the firewall suggestion, since I don't typically need internet access while i'm in the office. I wish it wasn't buried in the options - is there any way to make a shortcut to a particular option?

    Thanks!

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    If you don't "forward" anything to your BB, how does your email end up there? Wireless reconciliation only works for deleting emails between the two clients, not opening an email on one or the other, unless you are on a BES.

    You cannot create a shortcut to the firewall option. It's only a few clicks to get to it and 99% of BB users don't turn off their email option regularly as they have a BB to receive email on it.
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    kick in your firewall
    yea but that will disable all BIS traffic


    if you used Outlook within your office, the mail would not forward to your BB when Outlook is open
    i think this is the best approach

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalebsDad78 View Post
    If you don't "forward" anything to your BB, how does your email end up there? Wireless reconciliation only works for deleting emails between the two clients, not opening an email on one or the other, unless you are on a BES.
    When I set up the email account, it asked me for email address and password, then I think it asked to confirm that this is a n OWA account, and definitely asked for the OWA URL. My guess is that it somehow pretends to be an OWA user. I didn't set up any forwarding anywhere. I know for sure I'm not on BES because my IT dept only gives BES access to "important" people (my BB is personal; I could get BES access if I really wanted to, but choose not to for now).

    By the way, if I read an email on BB, it gets marked "read" in Outlook, but not vice versa.

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    Maximizer,

    Maybe I missed something, but within profiles you will find a Phone Only profile that I believe will turn off your data services (or at least turn off all notifications?). Does this not solve your issue? There is also a 3rd party app that will allow you to pre-program the times of day you want to use certain profiles. I will look for that link and post back.


    Heres the link to Handango:
    http://www.handango.com/PlatformProd...2868&wtEmId=95
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