Why punish people for wanting to send an email with rich text features like colour, bold, underline and nicely inserted hyperlinks. I can understand that a lot of spam use html to imbed images to get around spam filters but that no reason to punish or "educate" people into using only plain text. T ------------------------------- toby mills web developer & programmer www.tobymills.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Shawn K. Quinn Sent: 25 January 2004 01:09 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Topica = Spam? On Wednesday 2004 January 21 14:06, Cancilla Dominick wrote: > I've got a client who is looking to move his opt-in e-mail list to > Topica because he wants to start sending HTML e-mail (the program we > currently use is text only). I personally filter all mail that is either exclusively HTML, or multipart-alternative with an HTML part, to trash. That takes care of the vast majority of my spam, and makes it painfully obvious who I need to educate about the benefits of sending mail in plain text. Also, as a security precaution, I have my e-mail client set to not parse HTML *at all*. > However, while researching this I found that any e-mail list I opt > into on Topica gets tagged as Spam by my company's blocking software. > I even found an instance of a company whose newsletters came through > fine, but started to be blocked when they switched to Topica. On the anti-spam mailing list I am on, Topica is well recognized as nearly unrepentant spam supporters. They have even gone so far as to seperate "good" lists from spam lists, putting them in seperate IP blocks, in a feeble attempt to keep the "good" lists from getting tagged as spam. -- Shawn K. Quinn -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !