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RE: html email
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'HTML email bad, CTML email good!'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:49:45 +0100
- Subject: RE: html email
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Maiming List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
On 29 August 2006 03:41, Ethan Tira-Thompson wrote:
>> 100mb costs several hours of phone
>> bill. It's NOT up to you to say what other people can or cannot afford.
>> Who died and made you god?
> Uh, dude, we're talking about the mailing list *server* here, not
> individual recipients.
Oops, my bad. I should have read more carefully. But, ...
> Individuals would each (by definition) only
> see a tiny fraction of that, and probably wouldn't even notice the
> difference, even on a modem.
... If all the emails are in html, every single individual on the list will
see a >100% difference, given that html emails contain the same text as a
plain text version in one section *and* the marked-up version *and* a bunch of
extra mime headers. That /is/ still an imposition on people using dialup.
> Calm down, learn to juggle or something -- that's I did when I was
> stuck on a modem connection ;)
It's not for you to tell people to be patient because you want to make them
wait while you send them lots of redundant information. This "there's always
more speed/bandwidth/storage and we don't care about those who are using
old/outdated systems" is how microsoft got themselves and all of us into the
nightmare that is bloatware!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....