There are many times in which HTML doesn't translate correctly to a
recipient.  The lowest common denominator, then, is plain text.  That
being the case I habitually set my email reader to send in plain text.

Also, for one who uses gpg (or it's equivalent), even occasionally, the
encrypting and/or signing program automatically converts to plain text.

It isn't arrogance.  It's the need to meet the needs of the greatest
number of people.

On 12/31/2010 11:31 AM, Carl Symons wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 1:55 AM, Gordon Burgess-Parker
> <> wrote:
> <snip>
>> And if you are sent an OOXML document to edit and return then it's bad
>> manners not to send it back in the format it was sent to you, just like it's
>> bad manners to receive a plain text email and reply in HTML....
> How about if I receive an HTML email and reply in plain text? If
> that's a faux pas, I've been a very bad boy.

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