Archive for May, 2008

SnTT: Confirm OTA Message Delivery to Blackberry Devices

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Have you ever quickly needed to check whether or not, a Blackberry device is active and successfully receiving mail over-the-air?

Well you can, by simply adding <$Confirm> at the very start of a message subject line, and sending it to the email address that it is associated with. Upon receipt at the device itself, it will send back a return receipt, similar to the following example:

Your message:

Sent: Thu May 22 07:35:32 2008
Subject: <$Confirm> Return Receipt Confirm Test

has been delivered to the recipient’s BlackBerry Handheld.

PS You can also use the following variation on this, but I’ll leave you to work out how this differs: