Prerequisites: Adding an email account using advanced setup

When you use advanced setup to add a work account, POP account, or IMAP account to your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the information that you need to enter differs depending on your organization or your email service provider. Check with your administrator or email service provider to make sure you have all the information you need.

Work accounts that use BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

If your organization uses BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to manage mobile devices, make sure you know the following information from your administrator:

  • Your user ID
  • Your activation password
  • Server address

Work accounts that use Microsoft ActiveSync

If your organization does not use BlackBerry Mobile Fusion but does use Microsoft ActiveSync, make sure you know at least the following information from your administrator:

  • Your user name and work account password
  • Server address

POP or IMAP email accounts

If you're adding a POP or IMAP email account, make sure you know the following information from your email service provider:

  • Messaging server type (POP or IMAP)
  • Incoming and outgoing messaging server address
  • Incoming and outgoing messaging server port numbers
  • Incoming and outgoing messaging server SSL settings
  • Whether push email is supported


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