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RE[3]: Stationary
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 7th Dec 2007 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
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Meh. A few people abuse it, so wipe it out for everyone everywhere.

I would support such an initiative.

This whole thing might make an interesting separate thread, with a poll. I'd be voting for "hate html mail and would prefer never to receive any ever again."

Spam uses a large chunk of bandwidth. The use of HTML mail makes it more than twice as large as it needs to be. The same can be said for the many legitimate messages that go around. They are using more than double the bandwidth they need to. It doesn't hurt too much with a single message, but email and spam is never "a single message."

HTML mail is especially aggravating when it's sent to a mailing list whose archives can be browsed online. Odds are it won't be rendered correctly for people browsing the archive, and is therefore mostly useless (not to mention it will most likely simply be ignored.)

Finally, there are still folks who use the console for lots of stuff, including reading email. HTML email is an impediment.

Some of these reasons obviously aren't going to apply to you (console email client) but some at least apply to everyone (mountains of bandwidth). Even if you don't agree you at least have to see where people are coming from when they dislike it.

I too refuse to read HTML formatted email. If my livelihood depended on email (and replying to every single message) I might rethink that, but in the meantime I'm very happy to discourage its use. For the good of the internet or something.

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