On 03/22/09 08:49, Michael Gordon wrote:
> Mark Hansen replied On 3/22/2009 10:05 AM
>> On 03/22/09 06:50, Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
>>> Rick Merrill wrote:
>>>> text
>>>> html
>>>> 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?
> Mark,
> 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.
Still? Really?

> 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.

This assumes you know the preferences of all the recipients in advance.
The person composing the e-mail may not.

> 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.).

It doesn't matter what the sender wants to do with the e-mail message, only
that he wants to send in both formats.

> Michael
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