[BangPypers] Mailing list etiquette

Jeffrey Jose jeffjosejeff at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 17:02:01 CEST 2014

On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 2:23 PM, Noufal Ibrahim KV <noufal at nibrahim.net.in>

> On Mon, Aug 04 2014, Jeffrey Jose wrote:
> > I agree with almost all of it, except for these 2.
> >
> > 1. No HTML emails
> I don't like HTML emails because usual textual matter doesn't need
> it. It simply bloats things and if the renderer your client is using
> doesn't have some feature that the sender uses, it'll appear broken.

​I'm curious how do you read your mails? Noufal, if my memory serves me
right you're an emacs person. So emacs perhaps?

I'm in the vim camp, so I use my browser for email.​

> > 2. No attachments.
> This makes sense for a list because, as I understand it, the list server
> has to send a copy of the attachment to everyone on the list. It's an
> avoidable expense. A lot simpler to send a link to something on dropbox
> or somewhere.
> [...]
> ​.. and since I use browser, I appreciate an email that's nicely
formatted. Yes, that includes contextual information with embedded images.​

> --
> Cordially,
> Noufal
> http://nibrahim.net.in

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