Quick Tip: Give your email folder a custom name

By Adam Zeis on 28 Jul 2010 11:09 am EDT
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If you have trouble keeping your email folders straight, or just get tired of looking at jumbles of email addresses, this one's for you. In BlackBerry OS 5.0 you have the option to give a custom name to your email folder using the Manage Internet Email service. While these settings let you add, delete and tweak your email addresses, there is an often overlooked setting in the mix. While editing your address, you can choose an email account name that will show on your device homescreen. So instead of showing user@gmail.com you can have it display Adam's Email or Primary Email or whatever works for you. Just a cool feature to help keep things clean and organized. To check it out, head to the Manage Internet Email icon on your device and then choose (or add) an email address to edit, and simply enter a custom name into the "Email account name" field - thats it!

57 comments

jcrdz

1st!!!! Just saying, I knew that!

Pathtek4

Anyways, had no idea, so thanks for the heads up!

dixon11

You can also do this by logging on to your carriers BIS from your computer.

webmastir

which never works! every tried this on verizon's bis login? doesn't work.

blueyestm

didnt know this - now i have to find that manage internet icon, i hide everything lol

nope don't find it :/

bruiser615

i had no idea i can do this , nice find adam...thanks

hornakapopolis

...not Manage Internet Email.

Hopefully, that helps you find it.

elvin1983

I didn't know I could do this... not too shabby!

Datwood2009

Where is the Manage Internet Email icon located? Or what does it look like because I can't seem to find it.

sweetlittlehugs

On my phone the icon says "email settings". Look for that

BBFTW88

Did this, and my hotmail icon updated to the new one with the orange envelope at the same time!

jlb21

Yup. Got the Yahoo icon back for my yahoo mail. Though I presume that the next time I boot or BP, that my theme will kick back in with the mail icons from the theme. No biggie.

jlb21

Then again, maybe it will stay. Perhaps the theme is looking for "@yahoo.com" to tell it that it is an email and should have the theme's mail icon. If so, maybe changing the name break's that link and allows the BIS setting/icon to stay.

Testing out right now with a Bat Pull.

jlb21

Battery Pull caused the theme's setting to come back into effect. Again, no biggie, but I wish there was a way to override a theme's setting for the icon, short of having the developer update the theme to allow the stock icon (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.....).

teddyp6

Cool, never even thought about renaming the folders. I think it is a lot easier to do it through your Email setup icon(BIS) from your phone.

blueyestm

I logged into my BIS acct online and changed it from there, didn't realize that was an option

artie

Thank you,
learn something new every day.

yogi

Hey thats a good idea.

laollis

I can't find that option. Where is it?

yogi

...AWESOME, GREAT, WOW.

diegonei

I cant believe I missed that! Thanks for the tip!

SCrid2000

Hhahaha, LOVE the homescreen!

yogi

Go to SETUP, EMAIL SETTING, click log in, clock on your register email. After that you will see email account name, change it, after save. Your done.

eggnoodle

I went to Setup>Manage Internet Email>select email account>
Edit>Email account name>Save. Nothing changed. My homescreen still shows name@gmail.com. Any suggestions? comments?

Meeks3479

Having four email addresses going to my beautiful blackberry can be very tedious; however, changing the names to simple one word phrases (i.e. Blackberry, Personal, School and Work) makes it a snap to organize! Thanks! Can't wait to go home and show my husband!

trees247

You can do this too just did it with my curve tmo

l.a.rossmann

I might actually go back to owning a BlackBerry and make use of this!

Smoky311

Its a cool tip, but even cooler would be finding that background somewhere!

GeekInTraining

Got my Yahoo icon back too! Thanks for the tip!

msaxena18

Hey eggnoodle, I did the same exact thing and it didnt work at first. The thing is after you save, you have to verify your email account on the next screen by putting in your email password after you hit "save" when u change your email name.

Hope that helps! Mine worked after that..good luck!

candrusiak

I need that homescreen image! Where can I find it?

dlovell3

Can we get that Home screen please.

shaleem

I learn something every day on this site! Got my Yahoo and Hotmail icons back too. I love it.

brindaarnold

I love it when I learn something new!!

Zipper

Hey Adam, thanks allot for this little trick, I don't know why I didn't even think to look for that. Now it's even cleaner looking. :)

Also to note my icon name to do this is like allot of others, it's called "email settings" and go from there. Just an FYI

Cheers mate

hbalagh

Thank you, I didn't know I could do this, i prefer it over showing my actual email address :)

geoffjphoto

If you just google "planet express", then click on images...you will find it...

justineporter

I didn't know this.
But I like my mail folder,
and keeping my email folders off my home screen.

Mojave

This is so cool. Love these neat little tricks. I also hated having my whole email address showing on my home screen. Great tip!!!! Thank you!!!!!

smrtmunchkin

This is a handy tip! Thanks very much!

dmarcus48

The first thing I do when I get a new theme or phone is create folders for email accts, maps, browsers, stuff, etc. All my individual email accounts go into the email accts folder, all the junk verizon sends down goes into my "stuff" folder, etc. You already have the messages folder to look at all you email anyway.

xscionB

Where'd you snag that background? I NEED IT! lol Thanks

KTJPSY

Very cool!! I wish I'd known about this sooner. CrackBerry needs to publish a book with all of these little known tips and tricks. I'm constantly learning everyday I come to this site.

tttc24

I never knew this and thanks for the tip.

davidliew

wonder where to get that wallpaper :P

Evil_Jeff

GIS "Planet Express Ship". It's like the 3rd option.

nolan.b

Thanks for the heads up!

capp81

Where is this option located on the BB bold 9650? I don't see the icon to manage emails like on previous models.

bladed2

I am on sprint and have a tour 9630. How do i get my phone to display the carrier and location like yours does. "TMOBILE - HILLSIDE"?

MamaBee

Thanks for the tip! Much more fun to have a custom title instead of my email address. This worked fine on my 8520 on 4.6 as well.

Prettymel23

I downloaded the 5.0 for my tmobile 8900. I dont see my email folder at ALL!