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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
Sorry Duncan, I wasn't aware I was sending HTML code, and I totaly
agree with you.
I disabled this option...
2005/7/11, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>:
> OK, it appears you use gmail, so could reasonably miss this option, but
> please turn off the sending of HTML formatted mail to this and other Linux
> lists you may be subscribed to. Within the open source community, HTML
> formatted mail is (IMO rightfully) blamed for much of the malware epidemic
> we have today. Consider what percentage of those email based attacks
> would have been possible if clients stuck to plain text formatting -- very
> few of them. For that reason and because HTML mail also tends to be a
> favorite of the spammer set (for several reasons including the ability to
> use web bugs, and a couple additional tricks for bypassing mail filters),
> it is considered in poor taste to send HTML messages to most open source
> newsgroups or mailinglists. Many choose to filter it out entirely, or
> killfile those that use it. Even when they don't, using the format is
> akin to putting up a huge blinking NEWBIE AOLER STYLE USER INSENSITIVE TO
> THE OBSERVED NORMS OF THE LIST/GROUP sign on every message sent.
> Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman in
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