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September 13, 2006

Get Rid of Verizon Advertizing in Email from Blackberry

Ever since I got my Blackberry (a few months ago) I've refused to use it for sending email because every time you send a message it adds this line to the bottom of the email:

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Yes, very annoying and unprofessional, not to mention I'm not a big fan of Verizon and would rather not promote their business. I just assumed it was "part of the deal" and was a message tagged on somewhere down in the mail server layer.

Today I stumbled into the Blackberry Internet Service homepage, which has a login to access your Blackberry account. I used my Verizon/BB email account authentication and got this nice web-based interface to the mail as well as configuration. It was just by curiosity that I clicked on the "Options" link where I discovered that the message above is configurable. My new configuration . . . blank. It's not important for folks to know what device I'm using to respond to their message. It is important to not have Verizon advertizing on all of my messages.

Man it feels good to take that away from Verizon.

Posted by mike at September 13, 2006 4:51 PM