I should point out that the latest AOL software can _only_ send HTML, not
plain text. This is bad, but we already knew that AOL is bad. Anyway, if
you prohibit HTML you will be shutting out some AOL users; if you allow it,
you will be inconveniencing those (like me) who deliberately use an old
I was going to say that some of my best friends are AOL users, but it's
actually not true. :-)
It would be very nice if egroups would implement an automatic HTML-to-text
converter. Meanwhile, I can read HTML, it's just uglier.
At 02:42 PM 12/2/00 -0800, Gina Miller wrote:
>I can manually edit out anything suspicious, and have done so, when
>I have seen unrecognizable code at the bottom of email, during a virus
>scare. Since I approve each email before the posting to the list, I will
>try to monitor this more closely, sometimes, when there are a lot of
>messages, this can become more difficult to do, but I will be on the look
>out, thanks. Gina
>> Gina, as a list moderator, what is your policy on HTML in email?
>> (It is rather obvious that rendering rich context opens a Pandora's
>> box of crash tags, tracer tags, worms/viruses (which have started
>> spreading through several mailing lists I'm on like wildfire -- the
>> more tragically that these are the senior scientists without much
>> computer clue who get hit) but of course this is your list, so you
>> Myself, I'm immune against viruses, and can get rid of tracer tags by
>> switching HTML rendering off (I'm reading email mostly offline,
>> anyway). I've thought about writing a script which automatically
>> complains about HTML to the original author, and get as much people as
>> possible to use it.
>> Before you ask, eGroups ignores my default (only deliver as plain
>> Steve Wish writes:
>> > <HTML>
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