BlackBerry ‘hack’ – Email Delivery Confirmation

Whilst on the phone with Vodafone sorting our some email delivery issues with my BlackBerry I learned a new trick.

If you put ‘<confirm>‘ in the header line of an email you send to a BlackBerry you will get a delivery confirmation when it has been delivered to the BlackBerry.

Of course you can send PIN message to a BlackBerry as well which is an ‘instant’ way to communicate with other BlackBerry users. They always get a delivery receipt – a second tick appears next to the message. The only downside it that the PIN is the handset ID which will change when you change handset. This means you have to update everyone. This is easy because there is a handy shortcut to generate the pin in a message. Type mypin and it gets replaced with a link that is another BlackBerry user can pin you with directly.

What other BlackBerry hacks do you know?

Photo credit BBCool_Wes – Thanks.

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3 Responses to “BlackBerry ‘hack’ – Email Delivery Confirmation”


  1. 1 Chee Lam Saturday, 26 July 2008 at 4:13

    Nice trick. I mainly deal with server side of BES. I could keep this handy tip. Just where is the header?

  2. 2 nigeljames Monday, 28 July 2008 at 15:24

    Ahh by header I mean the Subject line of the email.

  3. 3 Pierre Friday, 22 August 2008 at 23:14

    How can you tell if a PIN message that is sent out to multiple PIN recipients got delivered?


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