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Just say no to HTML so-called "email"
Authored by: mnb on Jul 15, '05 02:39:39PM

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I'm not a fan of html only mail because some readers don't display it properly. But I'm not against html email in general. There's nothign wrong with using basic html to format a document to make it appear and read nicer. I'd rather it not be loaded with references to many images and god forbid flash or schlockwave, but that's for another time.

I don't agree the email should be plain text only. I don't have to make mail I send via the USPS plain text only. I can use colored pens, calligraphy, individually cut out letters pasted on, whatever. Using formatted text is a problem for CLI based readers, though. Mail clients need to provide a good alternative mime part that is individually editable (if necessary) for plain text users.
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Just say no to HTML so-called "email"
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Jul 15, '05 07:03:12PM

Both views are valid, but I think the point of keeping email plain-text only is that to this day the number one broadband-sucking use of the internet(s) is (drum roll): email.

I can't stand waiting for an email to download only to find that it took longer because my stupid COO thought it was cool to have his photo as part of his signature, which incidentally was a scan of his real signature. Blargh.

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Just say no to HTML so-called "email"
Authored by: merlyn on Jul 16, '05 05:15:29AM
If you're unable to say to me what you need to say to me without using plain text, don't bother sending me email, because you're lame as a communicator.

Really. Plain text works. If it takes more than that, it's an ad, and I don't need it from you. That's why many people filter HTML email: because it means the sender is lame.

Now, on a web board, I may choose to add links to my home page, but that's because the web is hyperlinked. Email is not, and should not be.

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Just say no to plain-text "email"
Authored by: genericuser on Dec 12, '05 04:42:58PM

nobody really cares if you prefer plain text or not, plain text is being phased out, not all html is ads its only a matter of time before plain text is a thing of the past then you'll be forced to look at advertisements lol




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Just say no to plain-text "email"
Authored by: jump420 on Feb 16, '06 03:30:40PM

plain text is boring! and you sound boring! HTML! HTML!



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