Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:27 UTC
Mac OS X Since my Cube could not run Leopard, and I did not have any other Macs, I was unable to delve into Leopard right away. Apple NL was kind enough to fix this problem for us, by generously loaning me a brand new MacBook with Leopard installed so I could review it for OSNews. Read on for the findings.
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RE[2]: Stationary
by plutoprime on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Stationary"
plutoprime
Member since:
2007-11-03

It amazes me how a fellow self-proclaimed UI Analyst can pass such a harsh and definite judgment on HTML email.

Creatures who are color blind would most likely never miss color. In fact it's most likely impossible for them to comprehend color.

HTML email can do precisely what colors and smells do for us in real life. Not to mention extra features such as embedding links etc. I don't know about you Thom but I would rather live in a world with Color than without one.

P.S. When I say color in the real world I'm not talking about colored text in html. I'm talking about the extra sensory elements that you can add to the entire experience.

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RE[3]: Stationary
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 20:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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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RE[4]: Stationary
by Sabon on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Stationary"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

When you get those, just right click on the e-mail, mark it as junk. Pretty soon you don't see those anymore. I don't know if they are blocked from downloading to my Mac or not. But I don't see them anymore.

The difference for what I see on Mac Mail (web based) vs the same inbox on my iMac is amazing how much **#*# I don't see in Mail (on my iMac).

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RE[3]: Stationary
by cycoj on Thu 6th Dec 2007 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
cycoj Member since:
2007-11-04


HTML email can do precisely what colors and smells do for us in real life. Not to mention extra features such as embedding links etc. I don't know about you Thom but I would rather live in a world with Color than without one.


So you're one of those people who use pink letter paper and spray it with perfume are you? ;)

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RE[3]: Stationary
by Oliver on Fri 7th Dec 2007 00:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Yeah like LSD ;)

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