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From: LJK Software <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 12:24:44 EDT
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>[said Peter]
>> On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 04:22:08AM -0400, Colin Paul Gloster wrote:
>> > to return all emails to their senders if they have attachments.
>> > may be made for HTML (since many people send a HTML version of their
>> > emails ... and for its superior formating abilities) and PDF files should
>> > people wish to send on PDF files open to the public.
>> I vote for banning html, pdf, doc, and the like.
>> Communicating in plain ascii text saves space and time - all of us.
>> If there is a need for extras there is always
>> the way of pointing to a web-link.
>> Peter Hermann Tel+49-711-685-3611 Fax3758 [log in to unmask]
>I agree strongly with Peter.


>(2) No HTML. Like others in this community, I read my e-mail using a
>    pure-ASCII e-mail program under Unix (elm), and if HTML is sent,
>    the message is cluttered with extra headers and copies of the
>    message in _both_ pure text and HTML. That's only one of the
>    irritations.

I read email using a text-only program on Macintosh.

If I were to switch it would be to a text-only program on VMS.