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

dave.g4ugm at gmail.com dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 15:11:56 UTC 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org> On Behalf
> Of Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
> Sent: 03 July 2021 15:41
> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
> Cc: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] why all my email is plain text
> On 7/3/21 4:14 AM, dave.g4ugm--- via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >>> I also run a sendmail server but only for about 20 years so I guess
> >>> I am newbie.  I like that you can use text when you want text, html
> >>> when you want html.  It's the user's choice.
> >>
> >>    I will reserve at least most of my comment here.  I guess a lot of
> >> people just don't get the ramifications; the issues have been well
> >> explained by several people here.
> >
> > I will just say that in some environments we may have no choice. When I
> worked all external e-mail servers were blocked, including any webmail
> servers, and the company e-mail was a web front end that did not have any
> option for plain text e-mail.
>   Rushing in and using complex tools without learning anything about them
> first isn't exclusive to individuals, corporations do it too.  And further up the
> chain to the vendor, there's really nothing that a corporation won't abuse
> (knowingly or otherwise) in order to make more money.
>   And this STILL doesn't make it right.


I am so glad I am out of this. There is such a push to "modernise" when existing methods work. We got pushed into cloud-based computing when we could deliver it cheaper on site.
My manager wanted to ditch tape backups and switch to "cloud based" but could never tell me what the business benefits were or how he would fund the extra bandwidth needed.
I remember years ago when I worked for Compaq they moved the employee expenses from a VT100 forms based system to a Web Forms system. The extra work must have cost them a fortune.

>   None of this reflects poorly on you personally, of course.  No disrespect
> intended.

We don't always see eye to eye and life would be boring if we did, but there are some things we agree on..

>              -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

Another Dave, G4UGM

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