What does wireless reconcile mean for your BlackBerry?
If you go into your message list and hit the Menu key, you might notice an item towards the bottom called Reconcile Now. If you’re as curious as me, you might have selected it a few times. Yet, most of us can’t define exactly what it does. Thankfully, the answer is simple. If you’re currently a BIS user, you can actually stop reading here. The option doesn’t have a function for you.
When I hit Reconcile Now, it was usually with the intent of having a message pop up on my BB that I know is in my Inbox (usually when I email myself a link). However, for the most part nothing happens. This hasn’t been an issue since my Gmail has been pushed immediately via IMAP. Little did I know back in the day, though, that I was hitting a useless option. Reconcile Now does work for BES users, though. It will match the emails on your account with what’s on your BlackBerry. So items you’ve read on your BB appear read in your Outlook, and messages you delete on your device will be gone from Outlook. Your BlackBerry automatically reconciles, but the Reconcile Now option gives you the ability to do it whenever.