How to Set Up Gmail Push on a BlackBerry


BlackBerry's push email service delivers email messages, in real time, to the inbox on a BlackBerry device. Once set up, the push email service eliminates the need to log into Gmail via a Web browser to read new email. When the email arrives on the Gmail servers, it's immediately sent out to BlackBerry's Internet Service. BIS then pushes the email out to the inbox on the device.

Enable IMAP in Gmail

  • Log in to your Gmail account and click the round gear icon located in the top right corner next to your email address.

  • Click "Mail settings" from the pop-out menu.

  • Click "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" from the "Settings" menu.

  • Scroll down to "IMAP Access," and click "Enable IMAP." Click "Save Changes."

Gmail BlackBerry Setup

  • Press the "Menu" button on the BlackBerry to access the expanded home screen.

  • Scroll to the "Setup" icon and click.

  • Scroll to the "Personal Email Set Up" icon and click.

  • Enter your Gmail address and password. Click "Next" to authenticate the account. Click "OK." Once complete, a new mail icon labeled with your Gmail address appears is placed on your home screen.

Gmail Computer Setup

  • Log in to your BlackBerry Internet Services account.

  • Click the "Gmail" button on the "Email Setup" page. Click "Set Up Email."

  • Click "Add an existing email account" under "Set Up Email." Type the Gmail address in the blank next to "Email address" and the corresponding password in the "Email password" blank. Click "Next."

  • Click the check boxes next to "Contacts" and "Calendar" to synchronize both folders with the BlackBerry. Click "Next." Click "OK," and then click "Set Up Email."

  • Log out of BlackBerry Internet Services.

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