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Re: [nmh-workers] post 1.71 ug: "long line"/single newline paragraphs

From: Bob Carragher
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] post 1.71 ug: "long line"/single newline paragraphs
Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 06:59:23 -0700

On Fri, 25 May 2018 20:39:26 -0400 Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> sez:

> >Count  me as  another one  of  those few  people who  actually uses  the
> >text/plain content. :-) For the most  part, I don't read emails that are
> >HTML only  unless I  absolutely have  to and if  there's a  text/plain I
> >manage with that unless it's terrible.
> My original draft of that email said "you're probably the only person
> who uses the the text/plain content", but then I remembered what mailing
> list I am on :-)

Guilty as charged.  ^_^;;;

> My larger point is that, sadly, I've seen a distressing number of times
> when the text/plain version of a multipart/alternative message is not
> useful.  I really wish people who have a shitty text/plain part would
> simply NOT bother and just generate text/html; I don't know why they
> even bother to generate such a lousy text/plain part, but this is the
> world we live in.  I suspect we (nmh users) might be the only users who
> actually look at the text/plain content versus the text/html content.

It's almost certainly the case that the percentage of people that
see the crap-HTML is tiny.  Otherwise outfits like Yahoo! would
be overwhelmed with complaints.  B-[


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