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The real killer is HTML

The real killer is HTML

Posted Jul 1, 2004 4:40 UTC (Thu) by ssavitzky (guest, #2855)
In reply to: The real killer is HTML by corbet
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients

"There are plenty of reasons to stay away from HTML mail, but this is not one of them."

I should probably have said something like "among other things..." -- as you say, there are plenty of reasons not to want HTML rendered by default. Yet another reason is spam filtering -- if a message has no text/plain component, or a totally incoherent block of random words, it's almost certain to be spam.

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The real killer is HTML

Posted Jul 1, 2004 9:10 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Hotmail users often send HTML-only mail, I find :(

The real killer is HTML

Posted Jul 1, 2004 15:33 UTC (Thu) by ssavitzky (guest, #2855) [Link]

yet another reason :->

Luckily most of the hotmail users I correspond with can be taught how to turn it off. You're out of luck if you have to handle a lot of mail from strangers, of course.

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