[thelist] Sending both HTML and plaintext email

Ryan Finley RyanF at SonicFoundry.com
Wed Mar 21 12:49:12 CST 2001

I guess I'm not sure why this deserved a <rant>?  All I want to do is
correctly display HTML or plaintext based on what the user supports.

I'm not going to track down the users and steal their first-born...

I can't understand why people are obsessed with their privacy.  Maybe it's
the after-effect of 50 years of anti-Communist progaganda...Beware Big
Brother (aka Communists)

I personally want advertisers to know AS MUCH as they want about me...cause
I want relevant information from them.  That's why I shop at Amazon.  They
KNOW me.

If you run a website that relies on preserving people's privacy, don't rant
in a public forum that privacy concerns are overblown.

	Ryan Finley
	President - SurveyMonkey.com

-----Original Message-----
From: the head lemur [mailto:headlemur at qwest.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 12:35 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Sending both HTML and plaintext email

> If the reader DID support HTML, then it automatically redirect to an
> HTML page.
evil evil evil
you are in urgent need of an intervention or an exorcism.

If you are really intent on enabling this feature go all the way with third
party banner ads ,cross-browser scripting, and chromeless popup windows
requiring a reboot.

I will be the first person on the phone to my lawyers, your hosting company,
and the attorney generals of both our regions.
The last piece of email like that  i received, took 11 days to track down
the culprit and get his account closed.

The rules in the US are in a state of flux, but you will not get this past
the Safe Harbor rule in the EU.

No I don't think it's a good idea.

There are already a number of reasons posted why just HTML email without
"features" is not a good idea.

If your message is not compelling enough in plain text, a re-examination of
your message would be in order.

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