On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:11 AM Richard W.M. Jones <rjones(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 12:55:12PM +0200, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:50 PM Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <
> dominik(a)greysector.net> wrote:
> > 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 =(
It seems to randomly change the settings over time, however there's a
way to do so, in the bottom corner of the reply textfield, next to
trash icon, there's a menu. If you click on that you will have access
to the "plain text mode" option.
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.
Well, yeah, but some people don't really have a choice and it would be
unfair to ask them not to contribute because we don't like HTML
mailers (which is a problem, I agree, but shouldn't be
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