Configuring a Blackberry with the built-in email client
Prior to configuring your smart phone, visit the myTC portal web site and go to the Search & Help Tab and acquire the Google Sync Code to be used in step #5 below.
Go to the Setup folder on your Blackberry device.
Open the Email Settings application.
Choose the Add button to add an email account to your device.
Choose the link to add a Gmail account.
Enter your full TC Gmail address (UNI1234@tc.columbia.edu) and your Google Sync Code, then choose next. This will fail to setup your device, and you will need to choose "I will provide these settings".
The page will expand and now ask for the type of email server at the top. Choose "POP/IMAP". Ensure the Email address and Password fields are filled out properly as in the previous step.
Scroll down past the Email address and Password fields to the Email server field. In this area, enter "imap.gmail.com". In the User name field, enter your full email address once again. Then click Next.
You will receive a confirmation if you entered this information correctly. Your email account will be ready to use after several minutes of retrieving your messages.