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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:29:31 +0000

Hi Chris,

> What 'better' client?  Oh, mutt isn't perfect but it works over ssh in
> text only mode just fine.  I tried pine and Do Not Want.  Way back elm
> wasn't bad but it was a pig to build (no autoconfigure and on several
> systems I never got it to build at all).

Whilst you're listing text-based mail clients, there's nmh, but it
doesn't like HTML either.


There's not a lot of development work being done on it these days

> Well, how about a social argument -- it gets people annoyed and they
> don't bother reading the messages?

In the pre-web, pre-HTML days, it was a major issue getting newcomers to
write readable text emails where the lines weren't too long, blank lines
seperated paragraphs, and sigs were kept under four lines.  I hate to
think what HTML has let them do these days.  I rarely get any unless
it's spam -- you can choose your friends  ;-)  But have had the odd
reply where someone's written at the top "My comments are in red", just
above the "My comments are in green" from the previous reply, etc.



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