Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:59 UTC
Internet & Networking I would honestly serve at the altar of the person that did this. Keep the debugging information, but for the love of god, make your email client do something pretty and useful with it.
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"Then you have the whole hodge-podge of half supported "standards"

Standard compliance is pretty good these days, even in Exchange. I can't vouch for the billion badly coded email clients but that's not an email problem, that's a code-quality problem.

multiple different ways of HTML encodings, plain text

Content is encoded in exactly one way: MIME.

But, is that Microsoft's implementation of MIME? A non-MS implementation of MIME?

What about those still using "quoted-printable" instead?

And what about those using TNEF instead of MIME?

And is that using MS pseudo-HTML? Or real HTML? Or someone else's bastardised HTML (like FirstClass mail)?

There's not "1 single, standard method" for encoding even the text in an e-mail, let alone the "HTML" formatting, or even the attachments.

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