HTML email (was Re: [LINK] Mozilla - slow progress)
Fri, 17 Aug 2001 13:45:49 +1000 (EST)
On 17 Aug, Luke Burton wrote:
> Quoting email@example.com:
>> Html email is a very real problem. There are MANY people who use mail
>> clients that do NOT render html at all or which render it incorrectly.
>> Likewise, some mail clients that write really trashy html!
> *Bing*. We have found the problem. HTML e-mail is not intrinsically evil, it's
> just that most e-mail clients are rooted. I think this does not necessarily rule
> out HTML e-mail.
*Bing* re-read my message - I clearly say there are many people using
mail clients that do not render html AT ALL.
The standard for email is plain text - html just clutters up text and
makes it unreadable (frequently even by HTML capable clients). Then
there's the security issues that have been raised.
I am *so* glad I live on Linux and use a graphical, but NON-HTML capable
mail client (Ratatosk).
Robert Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
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