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Re: Email Format Poll for the list
- Subject: Re: Email Format Poll for the list
- From: Bob Miller <..hidden..>
- Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 09:24:35 -0800
I won't "not read" a mail in html, but plain text is preferred for me...
On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 08:46 +0800, David Godfrey wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> The reason for this poll is below (for those that are interested)
> I would like to know how many people
> a) are happy to receive html
> b) prefer plain text
> c) require plain text
> At the end of the week (Friday GMT+8) I will post the results
> David Godfrey
> Just recently I have had two people on the lists query me,
> Asking if I intended to send email in HTML
> Well actually, yes, I guess I did.
> Partly because most people have HTML capable browsers,
> and long before I sent an email on the list I had noticed that many
> contributors also sent in HTML.
> This made me think it was not a problem.
> I understand why mutt users may not like HTML, in it's standard form
> mutt displays the html source.
> There are probably other clients that this is also a problem for.
> One problem with plain text and modern clients, is that text is
> wrapped at the senders end.
> Normally to something like 72characters.
> This is a huge waste of screen space where you may easily have 160 to
> 300 or more characters available on a modern screen.
> Worse is when the sender has changed the default to something large,
> then you often have to scroll left and right as well as up and down to
> see the whole message.
> HTML on the other hand allows for dynamic rewrapping of the text by
> the receiving client.
> The sentence before last was all one line.
> Change the width of this window, it should rewrap the text
> HTML also allows simple formatting changes (like this) that can often
> assist with readability.
> Either way the poll will tell us what everyone prefers.
> David Godfrey
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