A couple of days ago, Rae asked me to do a piece on how to change or remove the auto signature on your BlackBerry. You know, like the one I used to have that said “Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry.” I was kind of confused at first. “That’s easy,” I said. “You just log into your BlackBerry account and change the preferences of your email.”
But then she reminded me that not all BlackBerry users have that login. Duh, I thought. What about the BES crew? They’re probably going to want to change their signatures, too.
Changing the auto signature on your personal BlackBerry
Go to your carrier’s login page — listed below — and enter your login information.
If you haven’t created an account yet, you’ll be given that option at the login screen. Once logged in, you’ll be able to set up the email addresses you can view from your BlackBerry. Once you set one up, go back to the dashboard screen, where you can click on the options for your email address. You can find your dashboard by carrier below:
- Alltel: http://www.alltel.blackberry.com/
- AT&T: http://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=mycingular
- Sprint: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=nextel
- Rogers: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=rogers
- Telus: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=telus
- T-Mobile: https://my.t-mobile.com/Login/Default.aspx
- Verizon: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=vzw
Once you click on the options, you’ll come to a screen with information on your email address and passwords. That’s where your auto signature box will be. Change or delete it, and then hit “Save.” Yep, you’re done.
Changing your auto signature from a BES
If you’ve got your BlackBerry through work and are using a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, your task will be slightly different. There are actually two options here.
First, you can do it through your Desktop Manager. Simply run the program, and go into “email settings.” From there, click on the second tab, which will show your auto signature. You can change it or just turn it off…whichever works for you.
Alternatively, you can do this right from your handheld. Just go to your messages, and click “options.” Then click on email settings, where you’ll be greeted with the option to change your auto-signature. And there you have it.
Whether you’ve got a corporate BlackBerry or a personal one, you can make it like you’re sending emails from anywhere. Because hey, we all need to get away from the office for a day, right?