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BlackBerry Internet Service


If you are using the SCU wireless system (BroncoWiFi), you will need to make sure you've logged into the wireless network before proceeding.  To login, open a webpage on your mobile device (use an off-campus page like or other page to see the login page).

Before setting up a mobile device (or IMAP/POP/ActiveSync client) for the first time, you will need to set your Google Apps Mobile device password.  You can do this step on either your computer or mobile device.

Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) will support sychronization of email, calendar and contacts.  
Note: While setup instructions are provided below, Google does not officially support the BlackBerry devices at this time.

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

  1. Please make sure you have enabled IMAP in your main Google Apps Mail settings.
  2. On your BlackBerry device, navigate to your home screen
  3. Select the icon that lets you set up email (this can be called SetupSetup WizardEmail SetupBlackBerry Set-upE-mail settings, or Personal Email Set-up) Different versions of Blackberry OS have slight different dialog. The following describes the typical dialog.
  4. Select Add to add a new email account.
  5. Select Other as the email type.  Do not select GMail.
  6. In the Email field, type in your full SCU.EDU address, eg.  In the Password field, type in your Google Apps Mobile Device password.  Click Next.
  7. Allow the system to add your account.  You should get a successfully added message.  Scroll down the screen to the Synchronize section.  Tick either Calendar or Contacts to have Google Calendar and Contacts synchronize with your phone. Click Next.
  8. When you see the Activation Complete message, click OK.
  9. Click Close to close the setup wizard.  Check your email, calendar and contacts on the Blackberry device.  It may take a little while to completely synchronize all the data.
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.
Please note, most changes on the Blackberry synchronize fairly quickly back up to Google.  Typically, changes on Google may take a little longer, maybe overnight to synchronize on the Blackberry.