Saturday, August 12, 2006

Clearing the unread mail icon on my Blackberry

I could not clear down the unread mail icon on my Blackberry 8700.

Not critical, but irritating!

Tried various approaches; mark prior read, delete prior, pull battery, all to no avail.

No unread mail to be seen....

Somewhere the Blackberry was holding something, somewhere unread.

Used "Search" to find it as follows:

  • From within Blackberry Messaging (mail)
  • Menu, Search
  • Search again (blank search), i.e. return all
  • Hit "U" to find next unread.....

I found an errant unread message filed away in the search results!

An unread mail, somehow accidentally saved....

Irritating problem cured

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this fix. It was driving me crazy and worked perfectly!!

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  2. thanks for posting this. this was simple and effective.

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  3. Thanks a lot for posting this, it worked like a charm! :-)

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  4. awesome, cheers

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  5. i actually had to click on View Saved Messages and there it was....that one irritating unread voice mail alert!

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  6. Thanks for your posting. It was driving me nuts.

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  7. Thank you so much!! This was driving me crazyy!

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  8. Cured, thnak you a fix that actually works!

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  9. COOL, thank you SO much from Spain :)

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  10. I couldn't do a blank search (BB bold 9700 wouldn't let me) so I searched for the letter "e," and it's worked. Pretty smart, eh!

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  11. thank you so much, this was beginning to drive me crazy! worked great! thanks so much!

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  12. Awesome! Thanks so much!

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  13. THANKS!!!! Really worked well

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  14. Nice! Thank you. Search for nothing returned the errant unread email. Deleted it and icon is gone. Appreciate the post.

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  15. Didn't work or me. I have a BB Tour. The Facebook little icon on the top of my home screen reflects 7 unread Facebook notifications. However, I have deleted all prior notifications. VERY irritating!!

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