David Wilkinson wrote:
Moz Champion (Dan) wrote:
FWIW, I will bet any mail any of you folks get from IE,regardless if
you see it as plain text are HTML,if you will do the "View-Message or
page source" and look and it will be sent as both--HTML and plain text.
The message will be in the page twice .Once as plain text and 2nd as
HTML. I have had folks try to send me "Just Plain text" but never have
I seen it did with out the HTML tagging along.
It takes too long? How would you
know? You download it anyway.
When you 'see' a message in a newsgroup, regardless if it is written in
HTML or plain text, it is still listed in the subject pane. If you
choose to read it, it will be downloaded HTML and all. So even if you
don't read the HTML, you have already taken the time to download it
You are of course correct. But I can do my little bit for the world's
bandwidth by composing *my* messages in plain text, and if I do that
then it makes sense for me to view my incoming messages in plain text
But a couple of other reasons:
1. Many of my incoming (and outgoing) messages contain code, and I do
not like viewing code in a variable width font. AFAICT, HTML messages
are always displayed in a variable width font.
2. If I view my messages as plain text, then I *know* that I will not
OTOH, there is no point in trying to view RSS feeds in plain text,
because RSS feeds generally point to web pages. I am not afraid of HTML
in RSS feeds, because these are web pages that I have voluntarily
Anyway, hence the desire to have the default display type configurable
on a per server basis. The only explanation for the absence of such a
feature might appear to be that the authors of SM2 are happy to use the
HTML setting for everything, which surprises me.
Fortunately, it seems from the thread "Is there an allow_html_temp
addon for SeaMonkey?" that the situation is improved in the latest
nightly builds of SM2, though it falls short of being able to configure
the default display setting on a per server basis.
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