Re: HTML email [was: Re: [nvda] Download of the Weather Plus add-on]


I think it depends on the e-mail program being used to a certain extent.  One reason I use Windows Live Mail is because I can read mail in plain text and, when I find a rare message, most personal and list e-mail can be read well as plain text, but when I find something I want to read as html, I open the message, and  I use the command alt shift h and that message is read as html while opened.  I get the safety of reading mail in general as plain text, which is a little safer than reading everything as html, and I suspect the messages may open slightly faster as well, but I haven't tested to see if it matters, and, at the same time, the convenience of being able, with one command, to read any message I wish as html.  I get a newsletter or two that I read as html.  almost everything else is list mail and personal mail, which reads well as plain text.

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Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: HTML email [was: Re: [nvda] Download of the Weather Plus add-on]


        Just FYI, my "e-mails" are not, in actuality e-mails.   I participate in exclusively using their web interface (except if doing testing for some feature where using e-mail to do so is essential).  What you see from me on this list is generated by the web interface of

        I have little doubt that a great deal of e-mail is still generated with a "hidden" plain text part, but I expect that proportion to drop, slowly but surely, over the next couple of decades.

        My point was that, at least as far as what lands in a user's inbox, they can count on the vast majority of it having been composed using HTML formatting and, very often, having the potential to lose a lot of embedded content (or make it miserable to deal with) if they force it to plain text.  It is my teaching philosophy that I try to get my students to configure themselves to deal with what they are most likely to encounter in its native form whenever possible.  Given what I see in e-mail messages I do not teach how to force to plain text as there is too much potential for intended content to be lost or much more miserable to access.

Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

     The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

            Niels Bohr



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