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RE: Stationary
by blixel on Thu 6th Dec 2007 19:06 UTC in reply to "Stationary"
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When people tell me HTML email is evil, I always press them to tell me why.

I'll tell you why - pink italic text on purple backgrounds.

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RE[2]: Stationary
by Adam S on Thu 6th Dec 2007 19:14 in reply to "RE: Stationary"
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I'll tell you why - pink italic text on purple backgrounds.

Just who are you emailing, blixel???

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RE[3]: Stationary
by DigitalAxis on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
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Oh, it's always the aunts, who tend to misuse the technology to make things LESS readable and make the presentation WORSE.

I saw the comment about stationary and immediately thought of those messages I used to get from my aunts. You know, the emails with the pink curlicued text (or several different fonts and colors, just to be shocking!) that come with fifty FWD: and RE: markers, and then some pictures of babies and puppies and kittens. Generally these are followed by an admonishment to forward this message to twenty people in the next hour to show them somebody loves them.

They stopped sending me those things when I forwarded those chain letters back to THEM the requisite fifty-some-odd times.

Of course, they probably think I hate kittens now.

Edited 2007-12-06 21:01

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RE[3]: Stationary
by kaiwai on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
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Just who are you emailing, blixel???

I'd say idiots who install incredimail; the source of all email problems and many hours spent trying to fix up peoples installation of Outlook Express - because their dipsey daughter decided to have a 'cool candy coated emails' to send to their friends.

Like I said with a previous post, give an inch and the end user will take a mile; give HTML to an end user and it goes from being a nice way to add emphasis to emails to completely abusing the features that are made available.

You can't educate these people, they only way to ensure it doesn't happen - don't provide the feature in the first place.

Edited 2007-12-06 21:16

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RE[3]: Stationary
by sergiusens on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
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I see this at the software company I work for, there are some ladies in the house that really like this combination (2 or 3, not all of them). And they always like to make gossipy announcements with these fonts and background.

The good part is that when it comes to work this isn't used.

Anyhow, worse than that, there's some guy in the organization that collected news items to keep us software engies up to date (some of us wouldn't read the news otherwise). Guess what we get, a 50 line of text with interesting headlines, formated in a 1MiB html email. What makes it so big is an ugly orange bar the guy uses to separate the "News title" from the actual headline items.

My quota at work is 50MB, and doing cleaning up every week is not fun.

Still, if it still has its purposes when used correctly. Those two scenarios I wrote about are not the case (at least for me).

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RE[2]: Stationary
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Dec 2007 04:47 in reply to "RE: Stationary"
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I'll tell you why music is evil: Britney Spears.
The logical conclusion of me not liking Britney Spears is of course that all music is evil. Everywhere. Always.

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RE[3]: Stationary
by Tuishimi on Sat 8th Dec 2007 08:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
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Come on now, you can't tell me that "Toxic" doesn't make your toes start a-tappin!

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