iOS email can't open forwarded emails

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bevhoward, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. bevhoward macrumors member

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    I've just run headlong into a major email problem after setting up an associate's email client to automatically forward selected email addresses to her during a three week trip carrying only an iPad and iPhone for email access.

    The only available option for automatic forwarding is to forward the email as an "attachment"

    The problem is that the iPad's mail client simply presents the attached emails as "cannot open" attachments.

    These attachments do have a filename extension... it is ".eml" (which is a long existing and standard extension for email attachments)

    The only (apparent) current options are to manually forward the emails "inline" or to use a webmail interface... if it happens to be GMail, there are additional problems because gmail does not present the email address of the original sender when it displays the .eml attachment.

    Any suggestions... think the "simplest" would be some way to add .eml to the iOS list of acceptable email attachment extensions.

    Thanks in advance for any options,
    Beverly Howard
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately, .eml attachment supports shows up in iOS 4, which isn't out yet for the iPad. November is the earliest estimate for iOS4 on the iPad.

    It does work on the iPhone under iOS 4 however...
     
  3. bevhoward thread starter macrumors member

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    >> It does work on the iPhone under iOS 4 however <<

    Thanks... good information. She's been favoring the iPad because of the screen size, so, will prompt her to give the small screen (which now has 4.0) a shot again.

    Beverly Howard
     
  4. bevhoward thread starter macrumors member

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    Update... she confirmed this morning that she can read the attached messages using her 4.x device.

    However, unlike most email clients, the email address of the sender of the attached message is not visible.

    Since I don't have access to any iOS device until she gets back, can anyone tell me if the senders address and other header information is discoverable on the device?

    Thanks in advance,
    Beverly Howard
     

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