On Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 06:31:38PM +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
> Al wrote:
> > I know this is a bit off-topic; but close enough.
> > 
> > I'm starting to update the email feature of one of my DB applications
> > and noticed that it appears most of the fancy emails I receive are
> > using just plain old, simple html pages, with a note about not being
> > able to see, go here with a link.

Such emails are stupid. Obviously I can read the email quite fine. The
problem is that there is no useful content. Just an instruction to click
on a link.

> > It use to be that we specified content-type text/html, etc. and sent
> > both the plain ASCII and the html with boundaries and so forth.
> Yes, multipart/alternative that was. 
> > Seems like, from my preliminary Google searching, I should not waste
> > time with the standard's way and just go straight to sending simple
> > html pages since all modern browsers handle it well. 
> > And, it appears to be the way web is going.

Then I will never read your email.

Browsers are for web pages, not email.

> > What are you folks doing?
> We follow the standard and send both text and html. 

The text portion is the *only* portion I read.

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures
 of logic, but creatures of emotion." -- Dale Carnegie
    Rick Pasotto    r...@niof.net    http://www.niof.net

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