Down with HTML email
January 12, 2007 1 Comment
I may be in the vast minority here, but I see anything that decreases the viability of HTML mail as a good thing ;) Then again, I mostly use pine (occasionally Thunderbird on the laptop and Chatter+ on the Treo). The LQ Community Bulletin, which has well over 100,000 subscribers, has always been plain text and will continue to be plain text. Along with the great pains we take to do things right (which I won't even get into), that's probably why we have exceptional delivery rates and such a low number of unsubscriptions. I think people are tired of being marketed to non-stop. It's not that HTML email can't be done right, it's just so abused that I think at this point most people wish it would go away. Now, we're one step closer.