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HTML posters, please read this

I would like to concur.  Keeping the posts in ASCII is a big

I guess the best way to eradicate this is to simply politely inform
the person who sent the message that they sent it in HTML.  This
must be an easy mistake to make when configuring the client.

And since I have switched mailers, I could be guilty of this so swap
my wrist also. :)


Charles-Antoine Gauthier wrote:
> The number of posts in HTML seems to be increasing on this list and
> others. I am now sufficiently annoyed that I have decided to voice my
> complaints.
> My problem is that my mail client does understand HTML! If it did not,
> it would decode the plain text mime enclosure, and I would be happy.
> However, it does read the HTML mime enclosure, and decodes it right! The
> problem with a lot of posting is that the font is set too small in the
> message!
> I and others at work have observed that all such postings come from
> Microsoft Outlook (more Microsoft bashing?). Those of you using Outlook,
> if you insist on posting HTML, please set your preferences to not send
> font size smaller than Normal (3). I am guessing that the default in
> Outlook is too shrink the font, as in this extract where size=2 instead
> of 3:
>   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
>   <HTML><HEAD>
>   <META content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv=Content-Type>
>   <META content="MSHTML 5.00.2014.210" name=GENERATOR>
>   </HEAD>
>   <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
>   <DIV><FONT size=2>My embedded system running RTEMS needs to access its
> host's...
> Or better yet, set up your address books so that you post only plain
> text to mailing lists.
> I should not have to increase my default HTML font size for your posts.
> I get mail from others that is ok, and I surf the Web just fine with my
> current default size.
> If I can't read it, I thrash it.
> --
> Charles-Antoine Gauthier
> Research Officer
> Software Engineering Group
> Institute for Information Technology
> National Research Council of Canada
> Ottawa, ON, Canada
> K1A 0R6

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joel at OARcorp.com                 On-Line Applications Research
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