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Re: Daft Internet Stuff [Re: Returning from "vacation". (MIA?)]

"Matt Ryan" <mryan@debian.org> writes:
> sending HTML emails its a general comment on people usage of the Internet.
> If you can limit yourself to contacts who are technical enough to understand
> the arguments why you don't like it then you can maintain the pretence that
> it doesn't exist. Those who have to communicate on a wider basis (perhaps
> for work?) cannot afford to drop mail to /dev/null and so will have to get
> used to it I think.

Is html-only email really all that widespread?  I keep very close track
of whether mail is in html form or not, for spam killing reasons, and I
don't think I've _ever_ gotten an email from someone that didn't at
least have a text/plain version of the contents along with the text/html.

Of course most of my email is from technical people, but I certainly get
a reasonable amount from non-technical people as well.

On the other hand, spammers invariably -- so far! -- seem to send _pure_
html (no non-blank text/plain parts).  [The big exception is nigerian
419-scammers, who for the most part don't even seem to have discovered

Yo mama's so fat when she gets on an elevator it HAS to go down.

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