Monday, September 23, 2002 01:22 PM
What if the receiver's mail client is set to only display plain text? or not render HTML, or use its own styles, etc. Hopefully a good mail reader application will allow these settings.
I guess I am old-fashioned by now, as I still hate formatted email, personally, whether it's HTML or Microsoft RTF or Notes or Andrew ATK or Scribe or whatever ... I only want to see the raw text, so I end up seeing the raw markup tags, and cursing the sender :-) I don't like attachments either, unless they are really necessary, which they usually aren't :-)
Also I find it's often a good indicator of something being spam (UCE), or other useless junk -- the more formatting an email message contains, the less useful it's likely to be.