ASCII vs HTML (was Meeting reminder)

John Teller jsteller at
Sun Sep 16 17:39:13 CDT 2012

In the antediluvian days of the Internet when I struggled with dial-up 
that used to bug me too. These days I use a modern HTML-aware client and 
don't really notice if email arrives formatted or in straight-up ASCII. 
Sometimes there are very good reasons for not using ASCII, especially if 
you aren't working from a Western computer.  Still, I don't add mindless 
things like backgrounds and signatures to my outgoing email.


On 09/16/2012 02:02 AM, Chip Fetrow wrote:
> Why do people continue to send HTML messages to the list?
> It is counter productive, and VERY annoying.
> --chip
> On Sep 12, 2012, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at wrote:
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:49:58 -0400
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>> Subject: Meeting reminder
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