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10.4: Use Safari to create rich (HTML) messages in Mail
Authored by: CBStephenson on Jul 28, '06 10:05:47AM

Rob wrote: Let the 'plain text vs. HTML formatted email' comment war begin!

OK, I'll start. Plain text is to communicate. Pictures and formatted documents are best put in attachments so people can choose whether to see them.

HTML email is for spam.



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10.4: Use Safari to create rich (HTML) messages in Mail
Authored by: RussellK on Jul 28, '06 11:13:35AM
I want to weigh in too! Playing down to the "lowest common denominator" of email readers that can't display HTML is putting a very short leash on one's ability to communicate most effectively using all the available means. The best way to go is complex HTML emails with alternative text that appears for plain-text readers (perhaps telling them to visit a given URL to see the real message). That way, they still get your message AND you get to subtly remind them that they're still in the dark ages of email.

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10.4: Use Safari to create rich (HTML) messages in Mail
Authored by: boredzo on Jul 28, '06 12:38:10PM

A URL to see the actual message?

I'd consider that spam automatically.



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10.4: Use Safari to create rich (HTML) messages in Mail
Authored by: Trezzer on Jul 30, '06 09:58:37AM

Personally I have a script that checks email for html and whether the only item is a .doc file. If either is the case the email is promptly deleted without ever being read. I know lots of people with the same setup.

HTML has no place in emails. There's no reason to add several K of HTML to a text message of a few K. It can easily be blot of several hundred percent. Now that may not matter much to you, but with the amount of mail I get it does matter - even on broadband.



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