kevin lyda [03/09/01 17:06 +0100]:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 04:59:15PM +0100, Jerry Walsh wrote:
> > At 16:52 03/09/01 -0400, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> > >Been receiving many e-mails lately from people who use MS-Outlook and don't
> > >Want to disable html in their settings for various reasons.
> > Outlook does have the option of marking people in its address as
> > "prefers plaintext mail" ... have you thought about this or is it
> > impractical ?
>> dunno about ruairi, but it's been the experience of myself and several
> others at work that instructing outlook users on how to use the "advanced
> features" of their mail client is somewhat akin to teaching fish to walk.
> it's incredibly hard and for some reason - successful or not - at the
> end of the process it's *you* who looks like an idiot.
This of course is the problem. And then you have the people who really don't
give a damn whether or not you want to receive html mail... people like the
hr dept for example, and the diehard windows users who are determined not
even to look at Linux - nevermind facilitate the people using it in our quest
for sane e-mail sizes.
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