RE: HTML in Email
by "Mike Kear" <choicemag(at)hotmail.com>
||Wed, 10 May 2000 15:14:15 EST
Hey, this ought to tell you something .... Microsoft, the most
"MSOutlook'ed" company anywhere, uses plain text email to the outside world.
If anyone had a reason to use html emails its MS, but they dont. They want
their email messages read, they dont want to be criticised for taking up
unnecessary bandwidth for a whole bunch of graphics, and they dont want
their customers complaining about all the pretty graphics getting in the way
of the message.
I'm afraid email is a text thing for a while yet.
Suits me. There's far too much form over content in the Internet now
>There may be reputable companies that use HTML email, but I agree with
>Any HTML email I get is deleted without reading. After all, the fancier
>wrapping paper and bow, the greater chance the contents don't live up to
> > Oh come on Mike, that's a little OTT (over the top). Lots of reputable
> > companies use HTML in their mailing, PC WORLD to name but one.
> > I would agree that subscribers should be able to request plain text, but
> > try to make HTML mail synonymous with pornography is like saying that
> > everyone with Frontpage is a web designer <g>
> > Marty
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org
> > [mailto:owner-hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org]On Behalf Of Mike Kear
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 11:50 AM
> > To: monclan(at)idcomm.com; hwg-techniques(at)mail.hwg.org
> > Subject: Re: HTML in Email
> > >
> > Management
> > >likes the html e-mail. Any good suggestions? Thanks.
> > >
> > >---Monica
> > >
> > Yes, Monica. Tell the management they'd best have an extra
> > good defence
> > system set up. THey're going to get complaints a-plenty as
> > soon as they
> > start sending the emails out.
> > Either that, or hardly anyone's going to read them. I read most of my
> > outlook mail in the preview window rather than waiting for
> > the email to
> > open. And I **H**A**T**E** the html emails. Normally they
> > come from porn
> > sites.
> > So as soon as I see that coloured background, the delete key
> > gets hit. I
> > never read them. EVER.
> > Tell your management if they want their emails to look like porn site
> > promotions, they're on the right track. While they're about
> > it, why not
> > redesign the foyer of the company to resemble a Mexican
> > bordello. And issue
> > a memo requiring all female employees to cut 5 inches off the
> > hems of their
> > skirts and double the amount of makeup worn.
> > OR alternatively, they could have a sensible strategy of
> > using plain text
> > emails.
> > Cheers,
> > Mike Kear
> > AFP Web Development
> > Windsor, NSW, Australia
> > http://www.afp.zip.com.au
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