Tero Pesonen mail at tpesonen.net
Sat Aug 13 21:03:39 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 21:55 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> On 13 August 2011 21:38, Tero Pesonen <mail at tpesonen.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2011-08-13 at 20:58 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
> >> On 13 August 2011 20:34, Jacob Mansfield <cyberjacob at gmail.com> 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.  

Webmails are rather poor mail readers. (they don't really excel at
anything for that matter). I suggest you access your Gmail through an
IMAP client. GMail allows that.

> It does allow me to force conversion
> to text when I reply though.  Hopefully I am only sending text.

You can determine this by viewing the message headers and entire

Yours was in plaintex only.

Tero Pesonen

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