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Old 06-11-2006, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new to my 8700g, but I love it!! That said, I'm wondering if anyone has found a BETTER EMAIL PROGRAM than the one that comes standard with the Blackberry OS (v4.1)? If you have ever used a program like Snappermail for Palm, you would see a program that displays the email exactly as it was written, formatted with the same font, etc. It looks great and is so much easier to read than all that stuff that is included in a standard email on a Blackberry. As well, is there a way to customize the current program that I'm not aware of?

Any third party apps available?
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No there is no third party replacement application for the messaging feature of the Blackberry.
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There's a thread on the bb forum about various third party apps. There are a lot of third party apps for the bb but not as many as the treo.
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IMO the emailing system of the blackberry is faster than using chatter email which I used with my treo 650. I guess it just depends on what you're looking for.
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IMO the emailing system of the blackberry is faster than using chatter email which I used with my treo 650. I guess it just depends on what you're looking for.

Thanks...and I agree...I'd just like to be able to see it as if I was at my desktop. There are simple email apps for Symbian & Palm phones that do that so you don't have to scroll down through a bunch of characters which adds to how long it takes to examine an email, etc. Hopefully, we'll see an improvement in OS4.2.
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Blackberry email is a pure text-based system, not HTML. That is purposeful and I would not expect it to change anytime soon.
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Blackberry email is a pure text-based system, not HTML. That is purposeful and I would not expect it to change anytime soon.
While that is true, they could incorporate additional preferences that will give you the ability to eliminate all the underlying support characters in your viewing of each email. This has been accomplished on numerous Palm & Symbian based email programs as well as all the html programs that are available.
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no offense to anyone, but there's no need to listen to the zealous types who claim that BB email is the paragon of mobile email software and any feature that you find lacking is bad, unecessary, etc.

the fact is that BB messaging functionality is IMO designed to be minimal, efficient, and easy to use. It's really geared towards corporate use, not power users.

Reqwireless EmailViewer is out there, haven't shelled out the $$$$ to try it yet.
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Folks, the Blackberry USED to have third party, free, open source e-mail software that added lots of great functionality, but this was in the 'good 'ol days' (950/957/etc). Remember Sparrow?

http://rallypilot.sourceforge.net/bb/

Sigh, how i miss its one-page folder display, multiple alert types (based on folder, or rule set), and procmail processing capability so you could send from any e-mail address you wanted..

One day, we might have this functionality (especially the folder view) -- one day.
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no offense to anyone, but there's no need to listen to the zealous types who claim that BB email is the paragon of mobile email software and any feature that you find lacking is bad, unecessary, etc.

the fact is that BB messaging functionality is IMO designed to be minimal, efficient, and easy to use. It's really geared towards corporate use, not power users.

Reqwireless EmailViewer is out there, haven't shelled out the $$$$ to try it yet.

No, actually Reqwireless Emailviewer is NOT out there...the company was bought by Google, I believe, and it is now not available. Don't mis-understand my original post...I DO like the minimal-ness of the current email program, but what I am looking for is the filtering ability to cut down on having to scroll through so much unusable information that is not pertinent to reading the actual email and basic folder display. It is a fairly simple idea to achieve and has been done on other platforms. Other than that, I actually like the current program and don't really want a lot of bells and whistles added on to slow it down.

And yes, i remember that the Blackberry used to have third party, free, open source e-mail software that added lots of great functionality and wish we had that back!! It'll happen eventually.....
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