[vcf-midatlantic] why all my email is plain text

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Fri Jul 2 20:46:29 UTC 2021

Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
>I have been a rather effective email user since the 80s. It's the
>MESSAGE that counts. The CONTENT. Not the glitz, cute fonts, colors,
>icons, logos, stickers, emojis or other decorations. 
>panix is my main ISP (Internet Service Provider). I usually ssh into
>their NetBSD server and use the PINE email program. It's fast,
>responsive, and allows me to manage my email effectively. It also means
>that it's nearly impossible for malware, spyware, tracking cookies and
>other HTML atrocities to run. [admittedly, PINE has a LYNX ability to
>text-display HTML]. 
>I archive emails by person or topic. Those are plain text files, so I
>can GREP them and easily use any editor to manipulate the content. 
>HTML emails are usually 3x the file size of plain text. That counts
>against my disk quota. I don't appreciate folks filling my files with
>I prefer the digest so I get complete conversations albeit delayed up to
>a day. 


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