Randall R Schulz wrote:
How did you do it?
On Friday 18 January 2008 09:19, Pat Hayes wrote:
At 7:27 AM -0800 1/18/08, Peter Yim wrote:
It is recommended that you set your mail client to send & receive in
plain text only, and to wrap the text with line length of 65
That is easier said than done. I am using Eudora, which is itself now
somewhat ancient, but still belongs to a generation of email handlers
which postdate Unix, and it uses flowed text conventions. It is
impossible to wrap such text with a line length: the very concept of
a line length does not apply,
I used Eudora for many years, and I don't recall having a problem
getting it to wrap message body text.
Of course not, but I often (very often) wish to use html in
email. I routinely embed images in email, for example.
All of us have a lot of email traffic to attend to, and to set one's
general preferences to plaintext-only would be suicide in the current
world of general email.
I don't understand this. Just because someone sends you HTML messages
does not require you to reply in kind.
But to go from this to banning html altogether is like saying that
because there are bad drivers, cars should be illegal.
The real problem is that either the defaults in MUAs such as Eudora and
Outlook are extremely poorly chosen, or people deliberately configure
them to produce heinous messages. If most people had even a little
sense of what constitutes good typographic design, everything would be
fine, but well chosen sizes, layouts and colors are the exception, not
the rule. The messages on this list are not an exception, either.
But let us not start an email-format flame war. After Peter's last
message I'm trying out Thunderbird, maybe I'll be able to get used to
it. However, AFAIKS, it has no provision for making the composing
format sensitive to the particular message. If anyone can explain to me
how to do it (off-list), I'd be grateful.
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