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Send HTML with embedded images emails from Mail
Authored by: amigaman on Apr 10, '07 09:50:37AM
Why is sending HTML email bad? That's like saying driving a car with power steering is bad. It's the year 2007 man, get with technology!

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Send HTML with embedded images emails from Mail
Authored by: jiclark on Apr 10, '07 10:34:09AM
Why is HTML email bad? Read this:

http://www.efn.no/html-bad.html#part2

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Authored by: tatilsever on Apr 10, '07 11:10:08AM

That article is from 2002. :)



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HTML is still for web pages, not email... even in 2007
Authored by: tersono on Apr 10, '07 12:04:51PM

That article may be from 2002, but the points made are as valid today as they were then.

Bear in mind that there's a lot of mail clients out there that still don't display HTML - and even more folks who disable HTML in their client of choice.

It's also worth remembering that most spam filtering systems score HTML mail (especially if it has embedded images) rather higher than plain text only.

Any personal preferences aside, if you want to be sure that your recipient sees your message, plain text is the sensible choice. Plain text with the HTML attached (as many mail clients deliver) is a reasonable compromise if you HAVE to use HTML.



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Authored by: banboobog on Apr 11, '07 09:37:00PM

Am I wrong, or hasn't the Leopard team, "Billed as the most advanced operating system every", spent a great deal of time and effort making its mail app, at least as HTML friendly as Netscape was many, many years ago when most of us used it for both our browser and a HTML mail app.



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Authored by: JaxMyers on Apr 10, '07 05:23:57PM

I didn't know sending HTML is bad. I usually use my flickr photo-stream as a signature for people I know, and I use an HTML clickable signature with my personal webpage for most other people.

Would you recommend writing my webpage address out rather than imbedding it in a <A HREF> tag? If so, why?



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Authored by: frgough on Apr 10, '07 06:03:24PM

It isn't; ignore the people who tell you otherwise. The spittle flying from their mouths as they condemn you for sending HTML email tell you what kind of people they are.



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Authored by: sjmills on Apr 10, '07 08:43:39PM

It's only annoying when people use tiny fonts or blue text, crap like that. And when people put images in the .sigs. Stop that. I don't need to see the same image every time and it's a waste of bandwidth, disk space, and cpu.



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Authored by: jiclark on Apr 10, '07 09:59:34PM

C'mon now, none of the comments above are anywhere near as vitriolic as yours. As with most things, this is a matter of personal preference. A question was asked about why many people think html email is less than ideal. Several of us attempted to explain ourselves, calmly and without resorting to nastiness.

Please, how much harder is it to respectfully respond to a comment with which you simply disagree?



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