If you use Gmail with your BlackBerry, this post might help you out a bit. One gripe with the service is that it provides only a one-way sync. This means that you can read messages on your BlackBerry and they’ll be marked as read in Gmail, but if you read it in Gmail it still sits on your BlackBerry as a new message. In December we talked about marking prior messages as open. This way you can let your Gmail messages build up and knock them out with one swoop. In playing around with my options the other day, I’ve found one that makes this process a bit quicker. What you do is go to your Messages application, then click in the Menu button and go to Options. Then click on General Options. Scroll all the way down until you see a heading for Actions. The second to last option there is Confirm Mark Prior Opened. That’s by default set to Yes. Switch it over to No. Save, and you’re set. I point this out not because it will double your productivity (in the mind of Homer Simpson), but because it’s just less of a pain. Menu, Mark Prior Opened, done. No prompts, no nothing. I suppose it makes Gmail’s one-way sync slightly less annoying.
Quickly mark prior messages as open
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