text vs html posts on this list...

Mike Noble mgnoble at cox.net
Sat Oct 9 19:23:06 UTC 2004

Jeff Ratliff wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 09:48:28AM -0500, Carlos Davila wrote:
>>I remember being irritated at receiving html 
>>emails when I was an "elm" user in the mid 90's...and my initial 
>>response was that this should not be a problem in 2004; however, those 
>>who choose to use command line email readers (or even ascii terminals or 
>>teletypes) should be respected for making that choice. 
> If you look at the monthly mailing list stats (posted not too long 
> ago), you'll notice quite a few people still use text mode mail 
> readers. I think mutt is in the top 4. Personally I think it makes my
> life easier to just deal with text. I don't care about fonts or 
> background colors or smileys or graphics. Just give me the facts. 

I personally do not accept html mail for security
reasons, not to mention the file size difference.

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