RE: Off Topic - HTML mail
On August 08, 2001 10:34 PM Marcus Carr wrote: > > This certainly doesn't merit a long thread, but if > people have no reason to send HTML, I for one would > appreciate if they didn't. I don't have so much time or > energy to spend on email that I can afford to labour over a > posting, no matter how interesting. > I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the security issues HTML mail has introduced (web bugs, embedded scripts, macro viruses, malicious applets etc). Remember the early days of the web and turning on/off graphics? If only it were so easy for email. Alas, feature bloat continues to make us targets for script kiddies. Nothing beats plain old text-based email for sheer speed and reliability.
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