[sf-lug] Lists: plain text only please :-) [ugh: ("An HTML attachment was scrubbed...")]

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 26 09:03:40 PDT 2009

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> Folks, please, ... it's generally much better for lists to just send
> plain text - i.e. don't do, e.g., multipart alternative where both plain
> text and HTML are sent - adds little value if any (and likely subtracts
> some) to the list, adds annoying bits to the list, and takes up more
> space on the listservers.  Some/many email clients (e.g. Microsoft
> Outlook) may do so by default - one should almost always turn that
> behavior off and just send plain text when sending to (or Ccing) lists
> (ditto for Usenet).

What he said!

Guides to configuring various e-mail clients:

On the quoting front, a nice utility to help MS-Outlook users:
...and MS-Outlook Express users:

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