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Bnonn bnonn@o...
Tue Apr 5 10:20:45 NZST 2005


I'm happy to alter my mailer to observe the netiquette you speak of. I'm 
afraid I wasn't aware of it. What is the reason behind it, may I ask?

Greig McGill wrote:
> Daniel Lawson wrote:
> 
>> As humourous as this thread is, HTML mails generally are discouraged 
>> to mailing lists, as a form of netiquette. If you send both HTML and 
>> plain text, then at least a sensible reader will only show plain text 
>> in appropriate circumstances, however it's still not preferred. If you 
>> can't make your mailer send both html and plaintext, then I'd go with 
>> the grandparent's advice of "Fix your mailer"
> 
> 
> 
> I'd also like to suggest that a good way to solve this problem might be 
> a polite off-list reply to the "offender", asking them to fix their 
> mailer.  A terse public complaint, while it may make you feel all 
> superior, does nothing but get peoples backs up.  Yes, I've been guilty 
> of this in the past, but I'm trying!  (Very trying...)
> 
> G.
> 
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