Tuesday: dropped Treo for the 99th time. Andrea looked in horror as it smashed into 3 pieces on the floor (treo, battery cover, battery). I told her “it’s fine, it happens all the time, this thing’s a soldier.” And it was.
Thursday: dropped Treo for the 100th time. Spent afternoon at the Verizon store.
I got the BlackBerry 8830 for $109 after cashing in my $100 new-every-two, the random $100 in-store discount, and the $100 mail-in rebate; and after promising not to switch to the iPhone for at least two more years.
[Apparently the fellow who programed the Verizon tech’s
contacts/calendar migration tool didn’t think of the obscure use case
where the customer’s Treo has a shattered non-functioning screen, but
everything else still works.] Wack.
Now, continuing my extreme email habits… since BlackBerry push-email doesn’t work well when you filter everything on your IMAP server into lots of folders, I created 4 new emails accounts and edited my 84 filter rules in webmail to do the following:
– forward a copy of mail from all Webmail.us co-workers to 1st account
– forward a copy of mail from all Business contacts to 2nd account
– forward a copy of mail from all Personal contacts to 3rd account
– forward a copy of Monitoring/Automated type mail to 4th account
And then I push each of these 4 separate email accounts to my BlackBerry and they arrive nice and organized. My main screen has 5 inboxes; these 4 plus SMS.
Also, I Bcc a copy of all outbound mail to a special address that forwards to a “sent-blackberry” folder in my main email account. And set the Reply-to address in all 4 accounts to my main email account.
Previous extreme email habits: