Research In Motion has released their Releases Notes for BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) 4.3 SP1. RIM will no longer be offering their hosted @carrier.blackberry.com or @carrier.blackberry.net email addresses. This is only for the people upgrading to a BlackBerry 10 device. The bright side to this is RIM will let you forward those emails to another email address for free for ONLY 12 months.
If you are using @carrier.blackberry.com or @carrier.blackberry.net email address for your BBID or BlackBerry ID it is recommended that you change your BBID email as well. Here is some more info on BIS 4.3 SP1
- Research In Motion is transitioning away from providing hosted email services because there are many free email services available to BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers. The forwarding solution available on BlackBerry 10 devices will provide automatic forwarding of email messages from the BlackBerry email address to another email address for 1 year so that subscribers can receive email messages sent to the BlackBerry email addresses on their BlackBerry 10 devices.
- Subscribers can set up a BlackBerry email address fowarding rule using a webpage or directly on their BlackBerry 10 devices. To set up forwarding information on the BlackBerry 10 device, subscribers are presented with an Email Forwarding screen when they try to add their BlackBerry email address in Settings > Accounts.
- Subscribers who use their BlackBerry email address for their BlackBerry ID username will be able to sign in to their BlackBerry 10 device, but they may experience some limitations receiving notifications. It is recommended that users change the BlackBerry ID username to a different email address. Subscribers can change their BlackBerry ID username on their BlackBerry 10 devices by going to Settings > BlackBerry ID> Edit.
- Subscribers who use their BlackBerry email address for their BlackBerry ID username must set up a BlackBerry email address forwarding rule so that they can continue to receive the following types of email messages:
- Password reset email message required to reset the BlackBerry ID
- Notifications from BlackBerry ID
- Purchase receipts that utilize BlackBerry ID
- There is no change to how the BlackBerry email address functions on smartphones running BlackBerry 7.1 or earlier.