Where are those stubs..

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Wed Jul 20 17:44:43 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:42:33PM -0400, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > Still with the HTML? This excerpt is from the Fedora mail list but it
> > applies to all lists:
> It applies to those lists which have a policy on HTML mail identical to that of the Fedora mailing list.  This is not the same as "all lists."

Most lists I've seen discourage it

> > Why? HTML is designed for web pages, not emails, and uses a lot more
> > bandwidth.
> This is a canard.  Given most of the bandwidth is taken up by spam, the tiny fraction that you can save by shifting messages from HTML to raw text is utterly insignificant.  It's a rounding error.

I'll give you that.

> > Many list members actually block HTML because it is used for
> > malicious code.
> By that logic I should block plain text emails, based on how many malicious emails I get in those formats.

And if you're worried enough you wouldn't be online at all. Where do you
want to draw the line?

> There are certainly reasons to avoid HTML email, but these reasons don't strike me as especially persuasive.

Evidently the originator did and I couldn't agree with him more.

Bob Holtzman
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