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RE[3]: Stationary
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
Thom_Holwerda
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It amazes me how a fellow self-proclaimed UI Analyst can pass such a harsh and definite judgment on HTML email.


Like I said, there are indeed specific use cases where it makes sense. However, most emails sent today (if you disregard spam) are short emails along the lines of "Jim, did you finish that report?" or "Jack, did you contact that client?" or "Wanna go see a movie tonight?" - I'd wager a bet to say that 90-95% of email consist of those types of emails (wild guess, no facts to back it up). What, exactly, can html email do for this common use of emailing?

Exactly, nothing. And hence, for 90-95%, it serves absolutely no purpose AT ALL, and seeing people regularly abuse the technology out of ignorance (I don't blame them! I do a lot of ignorant things too in other fields!), it is simply better to restrict the ability to put flashy colours and such in emails.

Browse MySpace or the Dutch equiv. Hyves.nl for a while, and you'll understand.

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