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Old 01-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Hal Martin
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

I'll keep that in mind when I am sending email to the list from
Thunderbird. I'm also aware that many corporations block HTML mail to
lower the risk of a staff member opening up an infected/laced email
(generally on a Windows computer) so text emails are more advantageous
in that regard.

Randy, why aren't you out here making sure everyone's mom is aware of
all the thread hijacking going on?


-Hal


Dale wrote:
> Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> On Friday 11 January 2008, Dale wrote:
>>
>>> Qian Qiao wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm sorry this goes OT Dale, but unfortunately, my mail client
>>>> cannot render html messages properly, and I trust a lot of people
>>>> on the list have the same problem. If would be nice if you can post
>>>> in plain text, at least in this list.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>> I have it set to send it text for this domain. Is it not sending in
>>> plain text? I have the same settings for other mailing lists as
>>> well.
>>>
>>> Thanks for pointing it out if it is not sending plain text tho.
>>>
>>
>> It's sent multipart, so the pure text can be used alone for users like
>> Qian Qiao. That's how I've set up my kmail (I can view it as html if I
>> wish)
>>
>> To be honest, it's not really a big deal for a list like this. The text
>> is 492 bytes, the html is 867 bytes and the whole thing is 4.5k
>>
>> In other words, the text and html *together* are still smaller than the
>> headers :-)
>>
>>
>
> True, but I do try to "go with the flow" here. I use Seamonkey for my
> email. I went to "Edit" and "Preferences" then chose "Send formats".
> I place gentoo.org in the text only section. What else can I do to
> make sure it sends it correctly? I do prefer to send it text only
> since some do use some strange email programs.
>
> Thanks
>
> Dale
>
> :-) :-) :-)

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:25 PM
Qian Qiao
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

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Hal Martin wrote:
> I'll keep that in mind when I am sending email to the list from
> Thunderbird. I'm also aware that many corporations block HTML mail to
> lower the risk of a staff member opening up an infected/laced email
> (generally on a Windows computer) so text emails are more advantageous
> in that regard.
>
> Randy, why aren't you out here making sure everyone's mom is aware of
> all the thread hijacking going on?
>
>
> -Hal

I must apologize for hijacking the original thread, there was a couple
of messages from another list user that I had difficulties reading.

Now that we are all aware the matter, it is perhaps time to end the
discussion here.

- -- Joe


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A computer scientist is someone who, when told "go to hell", considers
the "go to" harmful rather than the destination.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:16 AM
Mick
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

On Saturday 12 January 2008, Hal Martin wrote:
> I'll keep that in mind when I am sending email to the list from
> Thunderbird. I'm also aware that many corporations block HTML mail to
> lower the risk of a staff member opening up an infected/laced email
> (generally on a Windows computer) so text emails are more advantageous
> in that regard.
>
> Randy, why aren't you out here making sure everyone's mom is aware of
> all the thread hijacking going on?

Hmm, he may be waiting for you to do it, while you're explaining to all these
moms out there why you may think that top-posting in this ML would be
considered good netiquette? BTW, I'm not condoning thread hi-jacking
either . . .

To Dale: have you tried setting up new addresses in the Seamonkey's Address
Book with <gentoo-user@lists.gentoo.org> and <gentoo-user@gentoo.org> and for
each of these select to only send plain text messages?

From previous threads I remember that you can send plain text when you respond
to a plain text message in this ML, but not otherwise. This could be that
you do not have both addresses above set up to only send plain text format.

WARNING: I have not yet used Seamonkey, but vaguely remember something like
this in the old Mozilla/Netscape features.

HTH.
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Regards,
Mick
 
Old 01-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Dale
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

Mick wrote:
>
> Hmm, he may be waiting for you to do it, while you're explaining to all these
> moms out there why you may think that top-posting in this ML would be
> considered good netiquette? BTW, I'm not condoning thread hi-jacking
> either . . .
>
> To Dale: have you tried setting up new addresses in the Seamonkey's Address
> Book with <gentoo-user@lists.gentoo.org> and <gentoo-user@gentoo.org> and for
> each of these select to only send plain text messages?
>
> From previous threads I remember that you can send plain text when you respond
> to a plain text message in this ML, but not otherwise. This could be that
> you do not have both addresses above set up to only send plain text format.
>
> WARNING: I have not yet used Seamonkey, but vaguely remember something like
> this in the old Mozilla/Netscape features.
>
> HTH.
>

Thanks. I didn't know you could change that in the address book. Can
you tell me how this one comes through? It should be plain text,
hopefully only plain text.

Neat trick. ;-)

Dale

:-) :-)
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:42 AM
Neil Bothwick
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 05:33:24 -0600, Dale wrote:

> Thanks. I didn't know you could change that in the address book. Can
> you tell me how this one comes through? It should be plain text,
> hopefully only plain text.

It is


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Old 01-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Mick
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

On Saturday 12 January 2008, Dale wrote:
> Mick wrote:
> > Hmm, he may be waiting for you to do it, while you're explaining to all
> > these moms out there why you may think that top-posting in this ML would
> > be considered good netiquette? BTW, I'm not condoning thread hi-jacking
> > either . . .
> >
> > To Dale: have you tried setting up new addresses in the Seamonkey's
> > Address Book with <gentoo-user@lists.gentoo.org> and
> > <gentoo-user@gentoo.org> and for each of these select to only send plain
> > text messages?
> >
> > From previous threads I remember that you can send plain text when you
> > respond to a plain text message in this ML, but not otherwise. This
> > could be that you do not have both addresses above set up to only send
> > plain text format.
> >
> > WARNING: I have not yet used Seamonkey, but vaguely remember something
> > like this in the old Mozilla/Netscape features.
> >
> > HTH.
>
> Thanks. I didn't know you could change that in the address book. Can
> you tell me how this one comes through? It should be plain text,
> hopefully only plain text.
>
> Neat trick. ;-)

OK, this is plain text as I can see in the message headers:
=======================================
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset=ISO-8859-1
=======================================

. . . but you responded to a plain text message from the list, which as I
recall you could always do. The problem I believe is when you start a new
message. Email me off list with a new message and I will confirm if it is
also plain text.
--
Regards,
Mick
 
Old 01-12-2008, 12:26 PM
Dale
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

Mick wrote:
> On Saturday 12 January 2008, Dale wrote:
>
>>
>> Thanks. I didn't know you could change that in the address book. Can
>> you tell me how this one comes through? It should be plain text,
>> hopefully only plain text.
>>
>> Neat trick. ;-)
>>
>
> OK, this is plain text as I can see in the message headers:
> =======================================
> Content-Type: text/plain;
> charset=ISO-8859-1
> =======================================
>
> . . . but you responded to a plain text message from the list, which as I
> recall you could always do. The problem I believe is when you start a new
> message. Email me off list with a new message and I will confirm if it is
> also plain text.
>

But then it won't be to gentoo.org. LOL It may not work then. ;-)

I'll post something somewhere else. Maybe someone will point out if it
is not plain text, I guess they will anyway.

Dale

:-) :-)
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:38 PM
Mick
 
Default HTML vs. Text messages (WAS: Is GWN dead?)

On Saturday 12 January 2008, Dale wrote:
> Mick wrote:

> > . . . but you responded to a plain text message from the list, which as I
> > recall you could always do. The problem I believe is when you start a
> > new message. Email me off list with a new message and I will confirm if
> > it is also plain text.
>
> But then it won't be to gentoo.org. LOL It may not work then. ;-)

Doh! Still asleep . . . )

> I'll post something somewhere else. Maybe someone will point out if it
> is not plain text, I guess they will anyway.

I'll keep an eye out then for any new threads of yours and flame you if it is
html, ha, ha! )
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Regards,
Mick
 

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