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Separate web vs email? Yes please.

Separate web vs email? Yes please.

Posted Dec 18, 2003 1:55 UTC (Thu) by bignose (subscriber, #40)
In reply to: Separate web vs email? by stuart2048
Parent article: A look at Thunderbird 0.4

> Do I really want separate applications for email and web browsing?

Only you can answer what you do or do not want. There are strong arguments in favour of keeping tools small and narrowly-defined, though; simplicity being one of the the strongest.

> An email program needs render html somehow anyways

No, it doesn't. An email client (MUA) needs to render RFC2822 messages, and should support MIME extensions also; but rendering HTML is the job of a web browser, not an email client.
http://www.american.edu/cas/econ/htmlmail.htm
http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil.shtml http://www.birdhouse.org/etc/evilmail.html


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