[OT?] HTML email is evil - or, why we get so much spam
wjm at wjm.org
Fri Nov 24 06:43:13 CST 2006
Yes, they're called "web beacons" and various other terms, and they're used
by both legitimate and unscrupulous emailers. However, If you have images
set not to display, you will still be able to read Rev's newsletters.
Outlook and Outlook Express have this option, as does Apple's Mail on OS X,
and Thunderbird on both platforms. Might I ask what mail client you're
using? Just turning off images is pretty much sufficient; you don't have to
disable HTML altogether.
<revolution at knowledgeworks.plus.com> wrote in
message news:27C8B543-0141-47D3-922C-C59250C30F27 at knowledgeworks.plus.com...
> I'm sure some of you have seen this topic before, and I don't want to go
> into many of the issues involved in it. However, there is one specific
> aspect of HTML email that everyone might accept is evil, and perhaps it
> is not widely known. I'm bringing this up here, because Runrev is one of
> the few companies that sends me HTML email.
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