I’ve got several email accounts all coming to my BlackBerry, for both personal and business accounts. I love being able to get all my emails in one place. It’s a great way to stay on top of the flow of incoming email.

The only problem I sometimes have is keeping straight which email account I want to use when sending out a message. Replying to a message you have already received is easy, since it automatically uses the correct account for a reply. But when you compose a new message, you have to pick the account from which you want to send. The BlackBerry uses one by default, usually the first account you set up on the device, or you can select a different one on the fly.

I had a hard time figuring out how to change the default email account. I started by looking in the menu options for the messages application. It seemed like a reasonable place to look. But no, it wasn’t there.

So here’s your quick tip for the day. Instead, go to Options->Advanced Options->Default Services and select your default email account. On some devices, it is called Options->Advanced Options->Message Services. Save your changes, and the next time you compose an email, it will use your choice as the default email account.
To Change the Default Email Address when Composing a Message 

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