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    No HTML email for 8700g

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    Just found out that there is no solution for a lack of HTML in email on 8700g. That SUCKS! It started when one user of Cingular 8700c claimed her email has HTML while any 8700g doesn't. I thought it was a matter of time finding an option within my BB or a program to download. Now I regret buying 8700g 2 mos. ago.


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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

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    That does suck! Being led to believe something that is not true.

    Are you able to return it? You could make a case for yourself.

    The BlackBerry is a great (the best) device, but I must admit that it is NOT for everyone.

    Personally, I don't see an enterprise device (BB, secure) supporting html email because it is just too possible to send malicious code through html in an email. Allowing it would completely defeat the security of the BB.

    Best of wireless carrier luck in obtaining a device that works for your needs.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    Is it just 8700g or all Blackberries? How the heck can I view emails without those html links filling up the screen space?


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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

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    No BlackBerry (yet) will load the html content of an email, aside from providing the links.

    Most newsletter services allow you to choose plain text or html.

    Plain text is the way to go, especially in this emerging world of handheld devices.

    I have not seen anything myself, but there must be some type of server side filtering from an email provider that would filter out html links, and merely provide the text. (I think that one of my email accounts does that for me.)

    Plus, even if the BB did download all the html content, it would probably NOT be viewable in a "wysiwyg" way because the email was likely intended for viewing on a computer screen, not a BlackBerry screen.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~you could trying logging into your email account via a web browser. That might give you html. I prefer the text myself.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    That 8700c user had me freaked out about only 8700g not allowing HTML emails. She must be mistaken.

    I can understand about email security. Just didn't realize one of my Yahoo accounts is receiving HTML emails so it is now customized to forward text ones to my BB. And I'm still keeping my BB.


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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    so how do we get rid of all the HTML links that I have to scroll through just to get the email message? It's like 20 scrolls of the click whell just to get to the "content" of the message.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~i like html emails

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

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    Well, you can't remove just the text which forms the link(s).

    Either ignore it, delete it, or have the sender email without html.

    And real people usually don't send html-laden emails. Those usually come from mailing lists and advertisers.

    If there is something that I'm desperate to read, I simply wait until I'm at my computer.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    I've never been concerned with reading HTML mail since, as Lewis mentions, mostly spammers and noobs sending cute email or jokes-of-the-day send HTML mail. However, RIM really should incorporate something to strip HTML or render HTML mail.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    Well in my case I get emails from ebay when selling or buying stuff and it is laidened with HTML. so I always have to scroll through the junk to get to the message. More of an annoyance than anything else.

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    I found a solution for viewing HTML emails on a Blackberry!

    I haven't yet tested it to make sure it works, but it looks legit, but looks like it may cost around $10!

    To those who said, "It can't be done" - welcome to the 21st Century - anything is possible, and if you want to do it so does someone who knows how to do it and has done it! The only question is how much it costs to have it.

    It is called: HTML Email (BlackBerry) 0.7
    Requirements:
    BlackBerry OS 4.0.2
    Screenshots: mobylo.com/e/h.php
    Download: getempower.com/Empower_HTML_Mail_Viewer.php

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    Re: No HTML email for 8700g

    I was mislead on this, but no biggie.. buyer just beware I guess.

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