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Well, the problem is not everyone on this list uses HTML enabled email progs
and have to wade through endless tags and such just to read the frickin'
message. I don't mind HTML mail, if my client supports it. But I can't
count the times I only had telnet and PINE available to me as my only way to
reach the account I was subscribed to (my university account). Really, go
to your favorite website and do a view source (Netscape and IE both do this
feature, btw). Imagine getting that as an email (with no HTML reading
Furthermore, HTML adds almost nothing (no information.. just pretty colors)
to the message. The only reason I can see to use HTML on this list are to
embed links to save the cutting/pasting, although that's not really a big
deal to do, anyway. If anyone has images to share, I'd much rather see them
hosted somewhere with a link in the email to it. If you like colors and
variety, keep more killifish! :)
Yes, there are still some security concerns with Outlook and Outlook
Express. Remember that some of the security "fixes" are only valid IF the
person using the program has actually installed the patch. To be honest, I
*love* some of the functionality in Outlook and Outlook Express.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few jerks out there whose entire life is to
make everyone else's life miserable. I do telephone tech support for a
major computer manufacturer during the day and I have 2-3 FDISK, FORMAT, and
REINSTALLS due to virii EVERY DAY. Even have to do a few debug scripts to
clear out the mbr if fdisk /mbr won't do it. Try telling a relative
computer illiterate person to type in a script you're having to spell out
over the phone. And all because they didn't disable their HTML email in
outlook or Outlook Express.
Personally, I've moved to hosted email (mail.com) because it's 1) convenient
(I work 2 jobs and I can check my mail with ease from either when need be)
and 2) I don't have to worry about some stupid Outlook exploit killing my
machine. Yes, FFR is a pain in the butt, and it's a risk you might be
willing to take, but no thanks. Keep the HTML and attachments and
self-running VBScripts and ActiveX controls, etc etc etc. Plain old ASCII
never hurt anyone!
Just a curious note: anyone here a Mac user? I'm actually considering
moving to the OSX platform once it appears. A nice looking (wonder how
functional it is) with solid BSD underpinnings.. Yum...
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- Re: HTML?
- From: "David & Virginia Garrett" <garrett at planetc_com>
- Re: HTML?
- From: "\"Grif\" w. keith griffith" <kgriffit at wolfenet_com>