Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Aug 13 20:55:15 UTC 2011

On 13 August 2011 21:38, Tero Pesonen <mail at> wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 20:58 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 13 August 2011 20:34, Jacob Mansfield <cyberjacob at> wrote:
>> > please do not post to the list in HTML. especially if you use size 30 font.
>> > Jacob Mansfield
>> @Jacob, was not your post in html?  Two small fonts admittedly.
> That message had both plaintext and HTML parts. So it allows the reader
> to display it in the preferred format. Most email clients should allow
> you to select which part to display if both are present. At least the
> client should allow you to display HTML messages as converted to
> plaintext.

Since one of the objections to html is that it consumes bandwidth then
sending both could be considered worse than just html.  Unfortunately
gmail does not (as far as I can see) allow me to display the text
version when both are supplied.  It does allow me to force conversion
to text when I reply though.  Hopefully I am only sending text.


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