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[OT] Email formatting (was Re: new to the site)

Neil Lindsey <neil@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> First of all, you should be aware that you're not supposed to be using
> HTML format for your posts.  Apparently we have to cater to the lowest
> common denominator, which is Plain Text, since I gather that there are
> some listers out there that are either unwilling or incapable of using
> anything more sophisticated.

    I don't want to start a flame war here, but I'm firmly on the side
of plain text only for email.  If there's something which just can't be
said without more markup, I would suggest that it be uploaded to a web
site and the URL be posted.

    I cannot think of a single piece of email I've received with HTML
formatting that really needed it.  All that the formatting did was make
the message much larger than necessary, and take a few more seconds to
open it up in a web browser.

    Sorry for wasting list bandwidth; if anyone wants to take this
further, please email me direct.

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