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

it is annoying anyway because if you are not using broadband your email 
client will want to resolve links and so try to establish an internet 
connection.

We bang on about antivirus softwar but there are always people out there who 
do not have any protection against spyware or viruses and this produces 
another, often unnecessary, avenue for malicious software to do its thing on 
unprotected systems.

I would say there are good reasons for not sending html email unless you are 
using colours to emphasise points or bold text to make things more readable 
but, that being said, this is unlikely to give me sleepless nights!

Cheers

Graham
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From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 12:20 PM
Subject: [access-uk] HTML emails: really such a hassel?


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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