Comparisons and sorting of a numeric class....

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Fri Jan 16 07:58:05 CET 2015

On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Andrew Robinson
<andrew3 at> wrote:
>>> I don't have a setting on my email to turn off html.  Sorry. Can't help.
>> You are using Thunderbird. You certainly do have such a setting.
> It's nice to know that you read and believe what you see in an email header.
> Note: Headers are sometimes modified by sysadmins who actually care about
> security.
> PPS: If there is a way to turn off HTML in this email program -- it is not
> obvious -- and I have looked.
> I've done my best not to push any HTML enhancement buttons...

You do have another option: Change email programs. Or lean on whoever
is in charge of this one, saying that it's failing in a significant

Also, what security do your sysadmins gain by lying about mail
clients? Stripping the header would gain just as much. Lying just
makes your network uncooperative at best, and possibly will be seen as
malicious. If you're using a mail client with known vulnerabilities,
*FIX THAT*, don't try to hide behind a fallacious header. Otherwise
it's not security, it's laziness.


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