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[SLUG] Html Email Format part 3


<jest>
Well for those of you who complained about my email it was actually in
ASCII text format with a non-proportional font.

Can I ask why people use html enabled mail clients?? What is the benefit
of this? Is this a Windows thing?? Seems strange when you look at what
computers are capable of that a minority (I am taking a stab in the
virtual darkness) insist on using new fancy and extended mail reader. You
mention bandwidth, I am sure a lot of you download all sorts of crap, so
how do you spare any bandwidth for those extra lines of text in an email.
</jest>

Alister, you probably think we are an unfriendly bunch, its just that you
walked into a vegetarian food court asking the customers sitting at the
tables would they like to try out the new tasty pork bits from Company 
X. You just know you are not going to get a favorable reaction.

An example, take the following text. Most of the Linux geeks here can
simply pipe this text into a postscript viewer and read the message
contained within. You can read some of it (go to the last 10 lines or so),
but its basically annoying and adds nothing to the message. Thats why we
don't send postscript or HTML.

Look forward to helping out with your Linux questions Alister, but its
nice to see the sluggers draw there sword, tis been a while.

Rodos

P.S. Sorry for the long message guys, but I thought you would understand.

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(Alistair I am happy for you to post HTML as long as I can post postscript to you) p n
(. What, you don't have a postscript viewer in your mail program, dam.) N
(t) (Page 1/1) (Jul 24, 16 12:00) title
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