[Mailman-Users] strip-mime and aol

Kyle Rhorer rhorer at swbell.net
Mon Sep 9 21:58:26 CEST 2002

On Monday 09 September 2002 09:39, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> IMO, HTML mail isn't the problem, HTML-only mail is.

As far as universal readability goes, you are correct.  However, HTML 
mail can (whether it includes a text/plain part or not) have security 
implications that RFC-compliant (plain text only) mail does not.  Some 
of the security problems include embedded active content and web bugs.  
Some clients let the user disable those "features," but in that case 
the mail becomes about as functional as text/plain and you might as 
well not waste the overhead for HTML.


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