On Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 12:55:12PM +0200, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:50 PM Dominik 'Rathann'
> Dear developers,
Hello, Dominik ;)
sorry for a slightly off-topic post, but I've noticed that a significant
> number of posters is sending HTML e-mail to this list (not to mention
> top-replying), which generates unnecessary network traffic. Some people
> pay for every bit downloaded, so they're paying for the same information
> twice, because the e-mails are sent with multipart/alternative format,
> which contains BOTH text/plain and text/html. One thing I noticed those
> senders have in common is that they use Gmail.
> So, a plea to Gmail users: please stop sending HTML e-mail to Fedora
> mailing lists.
I'm sending you this HTML email because Google dropped possibility to send
plaintext emails. Sorry =(
At least it's sending a proper text/plain alternative.
I've seen far worse, such as corporate mail systems that send a snotty
message along the lines of "install an HTML-capable email reader" as
the text alternative. Clue for those developers: If your software is
too stupid to create a text alternative, don't send one at all.
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