[comp.mail.mutt] Re: Automatic Loading of HTML formatted mail

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From: Udhay Shankar N (udhayNOSPAM@pobox.com)
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 09:54:30 PST

Considering the recent discussion here, I thought this might be


>Subject: Re: Automatic Loading of HTML formatted mail
>From: mike43@moocow.math.nat.tu-bs.de (Mike Dowling)
>Newsgroups: comp.mail.mutt
>* Sven Guckes <guckes@math.fu-berlin.de>:
>> OK, I'll bite: What are the *advantages* of
>> additional HTML tags to messages in Email and Usenet?
>> Did I miss the FAQ on that? Where is it? URL?
>The advantages of HTML in email:
>1. Instead of a few kilobytes, HTMP email is now hundreds of kilobyes,
> perhaps even megabytes in size. You pay for your gigabytes of disk
> storage, HTML helps you make use of it.
>2. You can include graphics. This helps you increase the size of email
> to with surprisingly little effort. Moreover, it also provides you
> with an excellent incentive not to use a virtual, text mode console
> while reading email. You thereby modernise your email habits.
>3. With HTML, you can include URLs in your email. This helps you with
> your spam; when you next receive a spam containing a URL to his
> favourite spamvertised site, with a simple click of the mouse, you
> can discover his amazing offers. Of course, clicking mice means
> that will probably want to modernise your MUA to netscape, and
> thereby provide further incentive to divorce yourself from text mode
> email.
>4. You can use Java applications. Now you not only can see graphics,
> but also moving pictures, sound, and everything multimedia. Now you
> have to use Netscape, which helps you use even more disk storage.
> You can now brag that you have the most modern, gimmicky,
> fashionable, glitzy, truly multimedia MUA available, just like
> Miscrosoft systems.
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