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10.4: Use Safari to create rich (HTML) messages in Mail
Authored by: Mikey-San on Jul 28, '06 11:42:21PM

What does being a Mac user have to do with anything? That's some arrogant junk right there.

You have failed to assess the needs and potential downfalls of communication via e-mail. Your goal in a letter is not to WOW people with your AWESOME HTML SKILLS; the point is to send a short letter to someone to communicate some information. All anyone cares about is the text.

This isn't your blog that I visit voluntarily, it's my e-mail client. I didn't ask to get your 20-KB HTML e-mail, now did I? Stop filling up my hard drive with your crappy markup. If you actually need some light formatting, like the bold text I used here, we have RTF for that. It's not as light as text, but it's much lighter than HTML, and more compatible across e-mail clients and platforms.

Rendering HTML mail is mountains and mountains slower than plain text or RTF data. It's also a solid order of magnitude more data over plain text, for no gain at all.

Are you designing Web pages here? Are you using e-mail to show off your HOT DESIGN SKILLZ? No. This is just e-mail. It's a short letter. There's no reason to bloat it up with crap I DO NOT NEED. I don't want to wade through your idea of "good design" just to get the sentence that says you uploaded the art assets to the FTP server. Just tell me you uploaded the art assets and click send.

Seriously, text. That's all you need in a letter to someone else.

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