From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2009 - 13:35:24 CST
Asmus Freytag wrote,
>>> How do the quoted lines above look in your MUA? Plain text with >
>>> chars, or an indented paragraph with a vertical bar?
>>> Gmail colors and indents plain text quoted with >'s, and I don't see
>>> anyone complaining.
>> And this has nothing to do with modes. It is simply a different way
>> to display the nested quotes.
>And fragile apparently, see James' troubles with this convention a few
>posts later in this thread.
Asmus refers to a related thread on a different list.
If you send me an HTML-mail I have to manually insert the ">"
characters which are expected to be entered automatically if
I select plain-text mode to reply. (This happens under certain conditions using the on-line web mail interface of a different
Why this link bounces your HTML mails and why plain-text is better:
(dated but makes good points when not bashing)
"E-mail is not a platform for design"
(relatively short, controversial article with about a zillion comments)
HTML mails take up about three times as much disk space as their
plain-text counterparts. Those of us who keep archive copies of
everything year after year really have to bear an unwanted and
unneeded burden. Every time we back-up files, it takes a bit longer.
Every time we search our hard drives in all directory/all file mode,
the search takes a bit longer. Every time we search through just
the e-mail archive to try to find a specific message, the search takes
a bit longer.
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