send an email with picture/rich text format in the body
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Mon May 29 23:48:28 CEST 2006
Max M <maxm at mxm.dk> writes:
> Ben Finney wrote:
> > "anya" <anyab5 at gmail.com> writes:
> >>Acctualy there is a solution:
> >>see http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/473810
> > Again, sending anything but plain text as the message body ensures
> > that your message is unreadable to a large number of people using a
> > variety of software. It's your choice whether to restrict your
> > audience in this way, but know that that's what you're doing.
> 90% of users are non-technical users who use standard email readers,
> that can easily read html messages.
Even if your figure of 90% were correct, 10% of readers is still a
large number for most purposes. It's also unknown exactly *which* 10%
of your readers that covers.
> In my experience the kind of user that receives emails with html and
> pictures often prefer it that way.
What of those who prefer it not to be that way?
What of those who are *incapable* of reading a message that way?
> So why bother with the lecture? I cannot remember when I have last
> received a relevant email that I could not read in text mode.
Nice for you. Fortunately, standard message formats allow the internet
to be used by those other than the enabled majority. Let's keep it
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