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Connect Your Blackberry Device Using IMAP

Note: While setup instructions are provided below, Google Mail IMAP access is not officially supported for BlackBerry devices at this time.

Setup step-by-step procedure (with screen shots)

To set up the BlackBerry email client with Google Apps email (IMAP), just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that IMAP is enabled on your Google Apps Mail Account.
  2. On your Blackberry device, navigate to your home screen
  3. Select the icon that lets you set up email (this can be called Setup, Setup Wizard, Email Setup, BlackBerry Set-up, E-mail settings, or Personal Email Set-up)
  4. Follow the setup instructions provided on your device to create a new e-mail account
  5. Choose “Other” for Account type.
  6. Enter your full umich email address for the email address and enter an incorrect password.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. After receiving an error, you will see a link that says “I will provide the settings”. Click that link.
  9. Enter the following information:
    • Email Type: POP3/IMAP
    • Email Address: your full umich email address (
    • Password:  Enter your UMICH password
    • Email Server:
    • Username: your full umich email address (
  10. Select Continue.
  11. When you see the “Setup complete” screen, click Close.

If setup is successful, you should receive a confirmation message and a new mailbox icon should appear on your device's home screen, labeled with your Google Apps email address.

If you encounter a problem during setup, please make sure you have enabled IMAP in your main Google Apps Mail settings.