HTML mail [was Re: FEL was Re: Hi]

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Sun Aug 8 22:37:31 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM, James McKenzie
<jjmckenzie51 at> wrote:
> That is true, but HTML mail is a bandwidth waster.  I routinely get
> messages with so much garbage in them that just delete them.  This is
> what this filter does, dumps HTML mail before it even gets read.  We
> need to remember that the standard of this mailing list is text/plain
> ONLY.  That was set a long time ago.  And remember, there are still
> folks out there paying by the byte for mail.

And people waste more "bandwidth" than HTML email could ever dream of
by rehashing this crap every other day.  The bandwidth that email
uses, HTML or not is *nothing* compared with *every other activity one
does online*.  If you don't want HTML email, deal with it on your own
and leave the rest of us out of your useless crusade.  Shake your fist
at the kids on the lawn all you like, just shut the hell up about it.

> Time to drop this thread as we are getting nowhere with it.

Pointing out that this quote indicates James "gets it" and this
admonishment isn't directed at him.  It's directed at the rest of you
whiners who can't shut the hell up about HTML email and how it gets
your knickers in a knot.


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