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Configuring GMail on Blackberry Devices


This article provides information regarding the setup of Blackberry devices for Brockport's Google Apps for Education accounts.

Important Notes

Make sure to delete your old Brockport email account before configuring Google Apps for Education

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

  1. On your BlackBerry device, navigate to your home screen
  2. 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)
  3. Follow the setup instructions provided on your device to create a new e-mail account
  4. Be sure to enter the following:
    • Mail Server:
    • Username:
    • Password: your Google Apps for Education password
    • IMAP Port: 993
  5. Allow the system to add your account, but do not enter your Google Apps password into the utility boxes (this causes the system to default to POP3 instead of IMAP)
  6. Select Next
  7. Select Next again (bypassing the 'Additional Information Required' section)
  8. Select your account type, then select Next. You may encounter a 'We were unable to configure…' error. Select I will provide the settings to continue
  9. Select the option that mentions 'IMAP/POP'
  10. Select I will provide the settings…, then select Next
  11. Select Set up existing email account…
  12. Enter your Google Apps account information here, with '' as your mail server
  13. Select Next
  14. Select Save

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.

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google/client/blackberry.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/11 14:31 by dhoenk