How to configure your Blackberry with IMAP

This guide will walk you through the steps for configuring your Gmail account via IMAP.

This document was created using the Blackberry Bold 9650.

  1. From your Blackberry home screen, select the Setup icon.

  2. In the ‘Setup’ Screen, select the Email Accounts icon.

  3. Select the Internet Mail Account option to setup your Gmail on the Blackberry.
    NOTE: If you have an existing email account(s) you will see them on screen at this time. If you already have a gmail account configured on your device, you will need to remove this prior to adding the new one. To do this, select your current Gmail account from the list, press the Blackberry menu key and choose ‘Delete’ to remove the account. Note that this will remove all the emails you currently have in that inbox from your device.
    If you do not have a current Gmail account but do have other generic email accounts configured on your device, select Set up another email account.

  4. You should see the following ‘Email Setup’ screen. Click on the Other option.

  5. When prompted, enter your credentials as follows:

    1. Email:  

    2. Password: Enter your gmail password

      Note: Click the Show password box to see what you typed.
      You will see the ‘Processing, Please wait…’ message while it checks your credentials.
      If the credentials were entered successfully, you should see the following ‘Account Setup Confirmation’ screen.

  6. Scroll down the ‘Account Setup Confirmation’ page. At the bottom, under ‘Signature and Settings’, click on the Change Settings button as highlighted here:

  7. From here you can edit your account details. Under ‘General Options’, enter your Full Name in the ‘Your Name’ field:

  8. Scroll down to the ‘Signature’ box. If you want to enter a customized signature for your Blackberry email account, do so here.

  9. Scroll down and select the Advanced Options header to expand it.

  10. Under 'Advanced Options’ enter the information as follows:

    1. Email Server:

    2. Email Server Type: IMAP (this will already be set)

    3. Port: 993

    4. Use SSL: *Make sure the box is checked*

    5. Scroll down and select the Save button to confirm your changes.

    6. Click on Return to Setup in the Account Setup Configuration window.

    7. Press the Blackberry menu key on your device and select Close.
      If prompted with the ‘You are about to exit Setup’ message, select Exit.

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