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    Howdy everyone,
    A long time lurker here. I've found this forum very useful since I got my touchpad a while ago. The Getting Started Guide is simply wonderful!

    I have a question: Is there any way to block remote-loading HTML images in the email client? The touchpad is currently the only email client I have that does not do this. Most other common email clients (web-based as well as desktop) deny loading images from emails - for reasons of security and privacy.
    Has anyone created a work around to this?

    I searched the forums and I could only find this thread: but it doesn't seem to have any updates for almost a year now. I haven't been able to find a patch that addresses this either.

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
    (Apologies if this thread is in the wrong board - mods you may move this thread to a more appropriate location if there is one)

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    Seconded. I'm very conscious of web beacons and am getting a little tired of seeing emails come in on my phone but not being able to open them until I get home where I can read them on my desktop mail client which blocks remote images. Would love to see a patch for phones even more than Touchpad.

    Does anyone know enough about the email client to know if this could be done?
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    I thought I read on the dev forums that email just uses a webview to display html formatted mail, and there is no way to tell it not to load remote images. I could have just drank too much Mt Dew just now, but that's how I remember it. I'd like to think they know better, but I am not so sure based on other obvious weaknesses.
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    I found the thread, it's from about a year ago, and there was never a reply from anyone at Palm. It looks like I even put my two cents in.
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    I dug into the email app for both 3.0 and 2.2, and they are indeed using a webview to display email. The only image-handling code I found was for attachments and avatars, which was no surprise.
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    You could get rid of remote images by rewriting the HTML before sending it to the webview. Since apps can't write files, you'd need a node.jsjsjs $or$ $C$/$C$++ ($for$ $performance$) $service$.

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