Ban HTML mails? Really?(was: Re: Thunderbird / Enigmail / Autocrypt)
philihp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 01:16:12 CET 2020
As a personal policy, I do not respond to emails if they are only in HTML. It provides an excellent signal on when an email is actually worth the distraction. Even password-reset/verify-your-email emails will have text-only components. Mailchimp marketing emails, on the other hand, often skip over the plaintext version (text-only emails don't convert in their metrics, i imagine the images don't load and they don't know you read it).
This battle has only been lost when you give up.
On 2020-11-23T11:39:39+0100 Mansfeld Elektronik <m.mansfeld at mansfeld-elektronik.de> wrote 2.0K bytes:
> I'm sorry, but all this stuff becomes slightly off-topic....
> Am 23.11.2020 07:08, schrieb Matthias Apitz:
> > El día lunes, noviembre 23, 2020 a las 03:03:54a. m. +0100, Johan
> > Wevers escribió:
> > > On 22-11-2020 12:38, Juergen Bruckner via Gnupg-users wrote:
> > >
> > > > I don't understand why HTML in e-Mails is so important for some people.
> > >
> > > I agree on a personal level, but if you use your email also to
> > > communicate with business users (usually using Outlook) it would be
> > > nice
> > > to get their mails in a human readable format. Which requires,
> > > unfortunately, usually html.
> > Since ages human read mails in ASCII or UTF-8 text. Why you think this
> > is not a "human readable format"?
> > HTML as e-mail (read carefully: as email, not as attachment) should be
> > forbidden because most MUA automatically fetch additional remote content
> > which violates privacy and can fetch bad content into your system.
> > You're warned.
> > matthias
> should.... should... Sorry?
> In a perfect world we can choose our communication partners. In a
> semi-perfect world we can at least try to missionate against HTML mails, but
> maybe with not much success. In the real world we have very often no choice.
> This battle is lost. The only choice is to harden the MUAs. Everything else
> is IMHO a quite academic disussion.
> another Matthias
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