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From: Jonathan Schaeffer <joschaeffer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Internal Card Reader detection
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:29:33
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Internal Card Reader detection by Duncan <>
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@×××.net>:
> > 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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[gentoo-amd64] Re: Re: Internal Card Reader detection Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>