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    Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

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    I'm a day-old Blackberry newbie (formerly used a Treo 650 and a WM 5.0 phone).

    So far enjoying the BB 8700 (TMo) but am shocked (shocked, I tell you...shocked!) that evidently Blackberries can't handle HTML emails.

    Am I missing something, or is this correct? I guess I'm so surpised since BB is hailed as the be and end all for emails.

    Is this a "known topic of discussion", or am I amongst the minority that find this limitation surprising. Any chance BB's email will ever do HTML?

    THanks.

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

    Argelius, I don't understand, April 2006 join date, 57 posts and a day old blackberry newbie claim. Some of your posts from April ask about your 8700.

    As to the HTML problem, This is a known situation on BBs. email was not really intended for use as an HTML transport. And alot of email problems are caused by the use of HTML. I know a lot of people in my industry that have there email clients set to strip HTML. It will eliminate a lot of problems.

    Then BB just isn't set up to strip the tags from the emails, that takes quite a bit of overhead on the network.

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

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    I'm not sure that this is a "problem".

    I prefer text email. And the only html email I receive does NOT come from real people. It's spam or porn spam or "here's your MasterCard bill". I don't need to "see" the html rendered content to know that I didn't need to see it!

    Dear RIM: please never render html on your devices, it will only encourage more spam and viruses. Thank you!

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Argelius, I don't understand, April 2006 join date, 57 posts and a day old blackberry newbie claim. Some of your posts from April ask about your 8700.
    Whoops, caught me! :cry:

    Actually wasn't trying to be deceptive. I had a BB for about a week in April but ended up switching carriers right after I got it and returned to using my Treo. Anyway, I'm back with a BB now and am relearning things (and probably having the same questions I had back in April). Guess I should reread my own posts so as to not clutter the boards with redundancy.

    My issue with the lack of HTML is just the readability of the emails I received. Having everything in plain text just looks...dull... to me. But I guess I'm spoiled having been used to HTML on the Treo (and Pocket PC). It's certainly not a deal breaker for me, just surprising.

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

    It would be nice if the HTML could be stripped. I'm not too concerned about sending or receiving HTML mail as only spam and friends/relatives forwarding crap to me send email in HTML. However I do have a few friends/coworkers woh insist on using HTML mail. Having the option to handle this would be good and wouldn't harm those who don't want HTML mail at all.

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

    you can view html email if you use the opera browser and log into the webmail interface.

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    Re: Newbie: BB 8700 can't handle HTML emails??!!

    bmedude, Does Opera handle frames well?

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