[OT?] HTML email is evil - or, why we get so much spam

Jeffrey Reynolds jeff at siphonophore.com
Fri Nov 24 13:42:21 EST 2006


most html email creation programs have the feature to create a text  
only version that will load if the receiver's email browser cant or  
wont render the html mime file. so far with the few email newsletters  
i have done for some clients this seems to be working for the few  
folks that have had problems with html email. dont know if i have any  
that have the rendering just turned off and what happens in that  
situation, but i would actually be glad to do a test with you to see  
what happens as this is a big challenge as html emails take over the  
world (marketing pressure is really hard on this point and a lot of  
the public is just totally unaware of the problems and like the  
'pretty' emails).

I use the mail app and its button to display when you want to is  
great, but understand your reluctance to abandon your current system!

yell if you want to try a test!


jeff reynolds

ps Have other folks experienced a really large rise in spam in the  
last couple of months? i have had a bit of an faster than normal rise  
slipping through the filters and junk bins filling up a lot faster  
along with many clients mail systems doing some hiccups which look to  
be attributable to spam clogs. just curious. basically has gone from  
a nusance with a problem once in a while to a real common problem  
that is beginning to worry me. I too like richard are blocking  
several thousand a day with a few dozen breaching the walls now, but  
its the loss of good emails and some bouncing occurring for varying  
reasons that are scaring me the most now. jr

On Nov 24, 2006, at 1:00 PM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com  

> Anyway, I thought it might be useful information for the rest of the
> list to know about spammers and HTML email.  I am getting the
> impression though that most of you knew this, and (wisely) had images
> turned off by default.
> Bernard

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