One of the complications added by HTML email is trying to find a good medium where you see images in emails from friends but not in spam and mass mailings. Show Me Images is a new application that hopes to help with this problem on your BlackBerry by giving you some control over when images are shown in HTML emails. It also cuts down on the number of steps required to show emails by automating your preferences. There is also a problem with mass mailings since image downloads is how mass mailers track if you have opened the email.
Show Me Images gives you three options:
- Set it not to download automatically
- Download based on a safe list of e-mail addresses (default)
- download no matter who the contact is
Once the app is installed it will add a menu item to your address book and messages application. While you are reading a email you can easily add that sender to your safe list to show images.
Adding an safe email sender to your safe list works like this:
- When in an e-mail, click "Show me the images" in the menu. (You can also do the same from your address book.)
- To edit your safe list or turn it off, see "Show Me The Images" in your BlackBerry Options Screen or the home screen icon.
The application is still in active development and is asking for feature requests. All updates will be free which is a nice perk. You can find Show Me Images in the store at this link for a very reasonable $2.99. Still it makes you wonder why RIM could not include such a feature in the default email client. Even Outlook has it…
via BBOS – Thanks Tashanna!