I can understand, I’ve had e-mail on my handheld for about 7 years now:
- Palm V and Palm Vx with OmniSky
- Palm i705
- Treo 300
- Treo 600
- BlackBerry 8700
It doesn’t matter what device you use, push e-mail to a mobile device is just disruptive and annoying after a while. However, that doesn’t make the devices bad – quite the contrary. The key is having the discipline to shut them off (or at least shut off the push e-mail feature).
One of the things I mentioned as a plus for FastMail1 is the great rule-based forwarding capabilities. You have the same thing on the BlackBerry side – you can choose what you want to receive and also mark certain things as high-priority and customize delivery accordingly.
E-mail isn’t meant to be real-time. If someone needs an immediate response on something, they can use real-time communication like IM, voice or SMS.
Put your foot down, your BlackBerry is your tool, not vice-versa.
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