[access-uk] Re: HTML emails: really such a hassel?


Hi Ray,

One of the snags with html mails is that not all e-mail clients deal 
with them in the same way.

I use pegasus mail currently and that has problems with html 
messages, ranging from them being unreadable to lines being 
chopped e.t.c.

Also, I have a linux system and use the client mutt which does not 
really easily deal with the problem.




 on 8 Mar 2006 at 12:20, Ray's Home wrote:

> On several email lists from time to time, and too many to give specific 
> mentions here, I've noted comments on the supposed unacceptability of HTML 
> formatted emails on lists that accept them.  Why is this?
> 
> I know well that Text Email Fundamentalists as I think of them 
will thunder at the waste of space caused by HTML on email lists.  
While there's no getting away from the fact that HTML formatting 
does take up more space, important in a list circulating context, is 
there any reason, as such, to deplore HTML on grounds of 
accessibility?  If such an email is less than perfectly accessible it is 
so only in the sense that a web page is less than accessible.  So, 
the inaccessibility is in the coding, not in the fact of the committing 
of the sin of HTML.
> 
> I ask this question because if I am ever asked by small 
organisations I sometimes work with informally what is best 
practice, I cannot, in all conscience, say HTML in emails is a 
definite no go area.  What's your thoughts?
> Ray
> 
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