HTML by default in KMail

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Fri Aug 6 14:36:48 BST 2010

On Friday, August 06, 2010 06:28:30 am Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> KMail has large warnings in it's config box about security problems
> that might magically appear.  I can imagine it would help with
> phishing.  I could also imagine javascript security problems, although
> I'd hope javascript isn't allowed in Kmail e-mails I could be wrong.

I know of two security problems with HTML email.  Well, one security and one 
spam.  The security one is, as you said, phishing.  The spam one is that on 
some emails there will be transparent gif's that don't show (duh) when you 
open an email but do load from a server with a unique ID so that the sender 
knows whether you're a sucker who opens spam, because then they an spam you 

Even so, I agree that HTML email is what the majority of people (who aren't 
being curmudgeonly like us) expect these days.

Mackenzie Morgan
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