[Mailman-Users] strip-mime and aol

William Ahern william at 25thandClement.com
Mon Sep 9 22:17:22 CEST 2002

On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 02:58:26PM -0500, Kyle Rhorer wrote:
> 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.
> Kyle

i once read that if you have need of displaying words in bold, blinking hot
pink, you'd be better off taking a writing class.

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