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[3]: Stationary
by kaiwai on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

You choose to look at this website, you don't choose whether or not an html email is downloaded, you don't choose whether or not HTML messages are posted to an USENET server.

In a USENET, you're forced to download all the messages, HTML and plain text. When you download your email, you download the whole lot at once, again, no choice in process.

When you view this site, you choose to go to the website, you choose to view HTML, you make all those choices yourself. If everytime an HTML email was sent to me, I was given an option to delete the file before it is downloaded, you would be right, but that isn't the case.

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RE[4]: Stationary
by aitvo on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Stationary"
aitvo Member since:
2006-09-03

"You choose to look at this website, you don't choose whether or not an html email is downloaded, you don't choose whether or not HTML messages are posted to an USENET server."

You chose to live where you have a metered internet connection, deal with it.

I prefer HTML mail because I can format it any way that I want. I'm not going to stop because someone is using a 1980s grade internet connection. It's 2007.

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RE[5]: Stationary
by nevali on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Stationary"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

I prefer HTML mail because I can format it any way that I want.


And for whose benefit is that, exactly?

You write e-mail for the recipient, not the sender. How do you know that the recipient agrees with your choices of colours/fonts/sizes? How do you know that your choices are sufficiently readable for them? More importantly, how do you know they want your choices imposed upon them?

That's right, you don't, you're just imposing your choices on those you communicate with, not because it benefits them, but because when you look through your “Sent mail” folder it's pretty—to you.

Yeah, I can see why that's such a concrete justification…

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RE[5]: Stationary
by kaiwai on Fri 7th Dec 2007 03:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Stationary"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You chose to live where you have a metered internet connection, deal with it.


Actually, I don't *choose*, outside of the US of A, the rest of us have metered access. Just because you have bad manners to send crap to me in a format which I detest, doesn't make me elitist, it makes me a potential customer whom you might have pissed off or friend whom you'll never an email from again.

If I don't want emails in HTML, be courteous enough and don't ram it down my throat.

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