[Mailman-Users] text-only versus graphical
gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Tue Nov 21 15:16:47 CET 2006
> HTML results in a lot of overhead, this is especially so with a
> number of MUAs that make bad markup (and more of them perpetrate this
> crime than don't). It is not unusual for a message that could be sent
> in 3 or 4 kB to bloat to 10 or even 100 times that size when
> presented in HTML. All of that markup and the images and what have
> you take bandwidth to send to all of those list members. A
> well-behaved MUA should also be sending HTML mail in a
> multipart-alternative MIME message with a text-html and a plain-text
> version of the message. All of that also adds even more overhead and
> eats more bandwidth.
Since 99% of the mail that enters my server is spam of some sort,
worrying about a little overhead on the 1% that I actually care about
doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
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