[log in to unmask] quoted and then wrote: >[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. Exceptions >> > 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. Likewise. >(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.