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Ed Linklater ed.linklater@g...
Tue Apr 5 18:44:43 NZST 2005


Not everyone uses mail clients that support HTML. Also, sending HTML
to a list is somewhat pointless, because Mailing List readers don't
tend to care how fancy an email is, it's about the content.

On Apr 5, 2005 10:20 AM, Bnonn <bnonn@o...> wrote:
> 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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