SPUG: dealing with HTML on list

Christopher Howard choward at indicium.us
Wed Aug 13 09:06:29 PDT 2008

Andrew Sweger wrote:
> There is an option in this list server to have it convert text/html to
> plain text. There are also options to remove various attachments (many
> options).
> Is there general interest from the members to employ these features? Any
> questions? Debate?
> On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Ryan Corder wrote:
>> Secondly, can you please not send HTML email to the list?
Hmm, it looks like I inadvertently opened a can of worms.

I love HTML e-mail, and I use it all the time.  I love the ordered 
lists, unordered lists, tables, and styles.

However, if that many of you hate HTML e-mail, then I would vote in 
favor of the tool that automatically converts HTML to text.  That would 
save me (and future new members) the bother of having to remember that 
we shouldn't send HTML to this list.

I'm not sure how your conversion program works, but the converting tools 
I've seen on other lists seem to do a fairly good job of representing 
the authors intentions.

Note: If possible, could you configure the tool to allow attachments?  
It is rather annoying how attachments get stripped out on other lists.

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