One of the first things I had to setup on my BlackBerry was to turn off the confirmation for deleting each email. This confirmation gets annoying when you are trying to delete your spam in the morning or quickly clean up your inbox. The problem is that sometimes it causes me to accidentally delete an email I did not intend to. This is even more so the case when my BlackBerry is going slow (for example loading a website) and you accidentally highlight the wrong email for deletion. Or I accidentally push the delete button one two many times.
Once you delete an email on your BlackBerry you are out of luck. There is no easy way to get it back. RIM even admits in a knowledge base article that they do not intend on storing this data due to space considerations. They only mention that new BES and OS 4.5 email accounts let you search your inbox remotely to recover these emails.
Personally my solution recently is to fire up the Gmail mobile application and move the item back from the trash folder but that option is not available to all. I just wish RIM would provide a sort of recycling bin for emails. That way you could store a few days of deleted emails that you can undelete or at least view. The space consideration is a bunch of crap since 1000 emails is less than 1 megabyte and they could offer this as an option you could turn off.
So I am curious. Is it possible for a developer to create an application that will delay the deletion of an email so that you have even a few minutes to recover? Or have you found another workaround? I know some of you are going to say I should turn the confirm option again but that just reminds me of the annoying Windows “Do you really really want to delete this file” prompts. That is why even they created a recycling bin.