[Mailman-Users] An interesting statistic.
wcarlson at vh.org
Thu Nov 9 16:02:54 CET 2000
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> I thought people might find these numbers interesting.
> One of my servers sends out newsletters. Those newsletters are
> avilable both in HTML format and text format -- users can subscribe
> for whichever they prefer, although HTML is the default. Because of
> limitations in the AOL clients, we force AOL.com addresses to the
> text version.
> I think this list gives a good indication of acceptance of HTML email.
> My numbers:
> HTML: 85.4%
> AOL: 12.9%
> Text: 1.5%
Your data is skewed because HTML is a default rather than a forced choice.
One could also say that the majority of users don't change the defaults,
which would ring true with my experience.
I am on quite a few mailing lists, though admittedly most are
Unix-related. The flames for people who post in HTML keep me warm at
night (no, I certainly don't flame them). :)
Systems Programmer bill-carlson at uiowa.edu | Opinions are mine,
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