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RE[2]: Stationary
by thebackwash on Fri 7th Dec 2007 01:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Stationary"
thebackwash
Member since:
2005-07-06

Aside from those who pay per megabyte, who cares if a little bandwidth is used to send a company's logo?

HTML mail CAN do more than plaintext. Don't be willfully ignorant. You can format what you say, you can add images, and overall make an easier to read document.

Seriously. The Greeks had minimal forms of punctuation, and didn't even put spaces between their words. All of you HTML haters would be that guy saying punctuation is evil and an assault on good taste.

Do you prefer the books you buy to be well formatted, with an easy to read table of contents, and helpful diagrams, or would you rather have a greppable text file with no formatting? There is no uniform right way to do things, and if you could just stretch your concept of things just a little, you'd find that there are a lot of wonderful things you just have to deal with openly as a human being, rather than trying to dominate them, and force them to fit what you already know.

Just because you can't control everything people send you anymore doesn't mean HTML mail is a bad thing, it means you have control issues.

This topic is going down the tubes. And I honestly feel the unreasonable ones are the people who have such a strong irrational hatred of something that could be useful to other people.

I'll go so far, (and this is true, BTW) to say that the technology ratrace makes me unhappy, but that's because I'm an unhappy individual, and what used to be my hobby turned unhealthy after several personal events sent me reeling. But why shouldn't others be able to use something they find useful? If HTML mail makes you unhappy maybe you should find out why.

Edited 2007-12-07 01:47

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RE[3]: Stationary
by abraxas on Fri 7th Dec 2007 04:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Stationary"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

HTML mail CAN do more than plaintext. Don't be willfully ignorant. You can format what you say, you can add images, and overall make an easier to read document.

If you want to send a document why not send an attachment?

Just because you can't control everything people send you anymore doesn't mean HTML mail is a bad thing, it means you have control issues.

This has nothing to do with control. I can block all HTML email messages if I want to. The problem is that it adds absolutely no benefit at all. If you need a structured document there are better options than HTML in an email.

This topic is going down the tubes. And I honestly feel the unreasonable ones are the people who have such a strong irrational hatred of something that could be useful to other people.

I wouldn't say useful but rather over used. How often do you save documents as HTML? I don't see it being the document type of choice for anyone so why try to use it for something it was never designed for when there are better options?

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RE[4]: Stationary
by Soulbender on Fri 7th Dec 2007 05:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Stationary"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If you want to send a document why not send an attachment?


You do realize that using attachments "wastes" even more bandwidth than HTML mail?

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RE[5]: Stationary
by djst on Sat 8th Dec 2007 11:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Stationary"
djst Member since:
2005-08-07

If you want to send a document why not send an attachment?

You mean resorting to leave your mail client and use a separate application to read an e-mail?

You mean telling your recipient "Hey, I've sent you an email, but don't read here, click on the attachment, because I added emphasis on a few words to aid readability."?

You mean making the e-mail at least five times larger because of a) the attachment itself and b) the way attachments are encoded in an e-mail?

I hope my rhetorical questions answer your question.

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