[TIP] plain text versus html mail

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Fri Apr 22 01:45:41 PDT 2016


On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:32 +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
> On 22/04/2016 03:04, Ben Finney wrote:
> >Chris Withers <chris at simplistix.co.uk> writes:
> >
> >>[no text body]
> >
> >When posting to mailing lists, please be sure to have a plain text body
> >with the full information. Not everyone wants to enable HTML in email
> >just to read a software announcement :-)
> 
> I used to have this view, but I'm afraid the world has moved on. I
> think plain text messages are more likely to be treated as spam than
> HTML now, and I appreciate the ability to format mails, even if
> Thunderbird does then butcher that formatting during delivery.
> 
> I dunno, what's the consensus?

not sure about consensus possibilities but FWIW i am with Ben
on appreciating html messages coming along with text versions.

holger



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