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RE[5]: Stationary
by binarycrusader on Thu 6th Dec 2007 19:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Stationary"
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Correct, but you're generally talking about bytes or kilobytes more at most - only the actual markup. It would only be inline images that make any significant size. If that's your concern, make it a mission to abolish attachments that are unnecessarily large. PDFs, Word docs, hell, even most spreadsheets could probably be expressed in plain text files, and that would save you several cents more!! ;)

Megabytes in some cases if you've seen some client's horrific HTML. It's almost always kilobytes; remember that HTML messages almost always include a full copy of the original in plaintext format due to mail client behaviour. So it isn't just the markup.

As far as attachments, I can live with that as its usually date I intend to parse.

HTML formatting, on the other hand, generally provides no benefit to me.

I would rather someone attach a PDF or send a link to one then send me the entire message HTML formatted if it's a large enough message. PDFs are compressed ;)

The attachments thing is totally unrelated and is not an equivalent point of argument.

The HTML formatting is not necessary to transport the message.

Attachments are necessary for the data they contain.

While I'm all for getting rid of useless attachments, I can live with those since they can be dealt with in a fairly automated fashion. Dealing with HTML email is not so easy.

Edited 2007-12-06 19:18

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