Mark Hansen replied On 3/22/2009 10:05 AM

On 03/22/09 06:50, Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
Rick Merrill wrote:
Html AND text = when this option for email is used,
does the text get doubled up?  I often receive email
that suggests this is the case.

In short, yes.

When you send in plain text, the message is sent in plain text of course. When you send in html, the message is sent in html.

If you send in 'both' (plain text and html) there is a plain text 'portion' and a html 'portion' sent. Depending on your email/news program (and it's settings) you will only usually 'see' one version on your screen, but both will be there in the message.

Dependent on how much html is used, a plain text message of say 25KB would perhaps be 30KB to 40KB if sent html. If sent both, then the message size would be 55KB to 65KB

Never send both. It more than doubles the size of a plain text message for no good reason. If a person is reading in plain text only, they will only see the plain text version, the html is useless to them. If they are reading in html, the plain text version is likewise useless.

No good reason to ever send both? What if you're sending a message to
a group of people, some of whom read only plain text, and some of whom
appreciate HTML e-mail?


There really is no good reason to send a message in both formats, it simply clutters up the message and makes it much larger for no good reason.

In your example you can send the messages in the format that is preferred by the persons receiving the message, even if they are in a single group with different preferences.

In your address book for each card you have a button and selection for ASCII (plain text), HTML (formatted), and unknown. This will select the correct formatting for you when you click the Send Button.

Keep in mind that if you format in HTML and create formated text, tables, and inline images the persons receiving your message in ASCII will never see your fancy formatting. The only way this really oworks well is if the formatting you compose is to the text characters of the message (bold, underscore, color, etc.).

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