RE: Off Topic - HTML mail
> Can anyone give me a single good reason (privately or > publically) to use HTML email? I'm deleting what may be > interesting postings because they're too annoying and > difficult to read, though I might persist if I knew why people > send them. I'm one of the offenders here (Marcus has politely asked me privately not to do it in the past), and I will bravely blame it on Microsoft <grin>. I have an environment where Exchange is the mail server and Outlook is the recommended client. When I choose "Plain Text" in Outlook as the format for messages that get redistributed to mailing lists, some bit of software somewhere changes the format to HTML with a microscopic font and no line breaks. I *know* it looks hideous in the archive and when I see my own messages back. So, I generally use HTML with a monospace font to generate messages that at least look like plain text in Outlook and in the archives. If I'm properly motivated by shame (such as I am now), I'll compose in Outlook Express, cutting and pasting the quoted text, subject, etc. from Outlook. For whatever reason, choosing plain text in Outlook Express (and using my ISP's mail server to send it to the list) works the way one would expect, but requires more hassle on my part. I've tried various suggestions and alternate solutions (such as using Outlook Express as the client), but all have various other problems . So, long complicated explanation, the gist of which is that sending HTML mail is the path of least resistance in my environment. Not a good reason, I'll admit..but I'm wondering how many others can't cope with HTML mail in this day and age?
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